Sunday, August 25, 2013

Its all about completion


My dear student, Priya, is not the one to give up. She has been literally pestering me to write. She even went to the extent of saying that a lot of things I write motivate her ,and at least for folks of her ilk I should put pen to paper. I owe this alliteration to her.

I was wondering about my reluctance to write, though I always wanted to.  I noticed this resistance, and I understood one cannot create anything if one continued with resistance. That needed an effort to accept the fact that I am resisting, and then overcome it by action. Yes, whatever one resists, persists. I needed to restore integrity in this area and accept responsibility. I needed to complete with myself and move forward. Once integrity got restored and completion happened, the ink flowed.

Completion has always helped me. Take the case of  misunderstanding with a friend. Somehow or the other, this misunderstanding has culminated in avoidance of communication with this friend. This friend is dear and is missed. But unless one picks up the phone and completes with the friend and talks about the misunderstanding, the relationship continues to fester. Completion with this friend ensures getting back the relationship that we cherish. Most of us don’t and hold on, suffering in silence. Whether it is saying sorry, speaking your mind, or telling the friend that he/she is missed, makes all the difference. Taking the crap out of our system every day before we go to bed, especially with those who matter to us, is most important. I have always completed with my wife, children, parents and dear ones before I hit the bed and have always had a sound sleep. After all, at the end of the day, it’s all about a good night’s sleep. And there is no guarantee that you will wake up the next morning.

Complete each day and restore balance. “The king and the pawn go to the same box.” Then why not live like the king.

6 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Always a good day when I see that you have posted some wisdom for us to enjoy! Thank you! Today's post is no exception! Hope all is going well!!

nsiyer said...

All well, Sylvia. Thanks.

Neha Phanse said...

Way of Living life fuller! U Rock!!

Priya David said...

Oogway: One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it.

Master Subbu, Panda is honoured to be of service to you.

Babli Sara Thekkan said...

Getting closure seems to be the biggest driver for tomorrow. Lovely read, Uncle

hansyoga said...

That is well said. To be able to complete, we should have introspective awareness. We should be aware of what we say or do to others, and even what we think because thoughts engender speech and actions.

The truth is, there are no others, only our extensions. We are integral parts of each other. When we have conflicts in relationships, it is because we have conflicts within, and a person with conflicts within cannot be at peace. These must be resolved with day-to-day, moment-to-moment awareness....