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.