43. Know the difference between contentment and loss of goal.
One morning in my college hostel days ,when it was raining and I started for a morning walk, my neighbor opening his door inquired “where are you going in the rain?”
“For my morning walk” I replied smiling. Later in the evening, he came and asked “tell me, when you talk of spirituality and frailness of body, why are you hell bent on maintaining this body. So scrupulously?”
“Look” I replied “Don’t mix spirituality with disoriented life and ill health” we are the trustee of this body and it is our duty to maintain it properly”
“It means you are not content” he persisted.
of people confuse between contentment and aimlessness. Not having any goal,
hobby or anything to peruse is not spirituality. Even the devotee and yogi have
their aim as ‘liberation’. The key here is, to understand the
difference between contentment and loss of goal.
You can feel contented eveniof you have lofty goals and even if you are trying hard to achieve your goal. The difference lies in the attitude of a person as of today. First you have to feel safe, secure and happy as of today then only you can proceed for the higher goal.
So set you own goal. Make ‘bliss’ as top priority while proceeding toward the goal. All along the journey towards the goal feel safe, serene and secure. Such journey is as charming as goal it self.
Be content, yet move towards the Goal.