Author: Mr. Deepak Thakwani (Know more about him here)
We have all been living in pursuit of money, good health, perfect relations and high respect. Day and night we are absorbed in running after success and in this process, we end up doing wrong unethical things, creating enemies, hurting people, getting jealous and catching all sort of diseases.
Instead of running after everything, we should dedicate our life in giving. Yes, living for others, living to give happiness to others, living to make good to others, living to add value to the lives of others. Whatever work you are doing, it should only benefit others. Money, health, relations and respect will flow as byproduct.
Are you ready to change?
It is not 9 to 5 job. It is a 24hrs job, way of life. Every moment of yours is just to give then automatically commitment, dedication, sincerity follows. Great energy will flow from inside. There will be 24 hrs joy on your face.
All your life, you have lived in ignorance. Your pursuits will give you only suffering, because it is based on selfishness, self interest, exploitation, your gain, maximizing given situation. You are not bothered about the world. It is only your happiness, your possessions, your life.
Change the outlook and experience it yourself. It does not mean relinquishing what you have.
If you are a cook, cook like you are doing it for your beloved.
If you are a sales person, have an attitude that your customers are your parent, sibling, family member. You will never be able to sell a wrong thing.
If you are a doctor, treat everyone like your child.
Whatever profession, field you are in, see that everyone is a part of you. Whatever you are doing, ultimately you are doing it yourself. Remember that.
You can never be happy in isolation.
You will be happy only when others around you are happy.
The Corn Story
This reminds me of the following Corn Story I read, I am reproducing it here.
Growing Good Corn
There once was a farmer who grew award-winning corn. Each year he entered his corn in the state fair where it won a blue ribbon.
One year, a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors.
“How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?” the reporter asked.
“Why sir,” said the farmer, “didn’t you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn.”
He is very much aware of the connectedness of life. His corn cannot improve unless his neighbor’s corn also improves.
So, it is with our lives.
Those who choose to live in peace must help their neighbors to live in peace.
Those who choose to live well must help others to live well, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches.
And those who choose to be happy must help others to find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all.
The lesson for each of us is this:
If we are to grow good corn, we must help our neighbors grow good corn.
It is possible to give away and become richer!
It is also possible to hold on too tightly and lose everything.
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