Friday, August 03, 2012

Right ys Wrong


The two simple words which define all our actions – Right or Wrong. For most of us we are always striving to be on only one side – right! All others are on the wrong side. More importantly our entire life is spent on just deciding which the right side is and proving others to be perpetually on the wrong one. Normal when you come to think of it.

There are as many definitions of right and wrong as different people who have lived, are living and will be born to live on this earth (may be elsewhere in the galaxy too). However many a times I sense uneasiness about the whole thing. Why are we struggling with thoughts as to where will our acts place us in the two halves of life? Doesn’t it stifle our natural style of being? We are always holding back from giving the “me” in everything and coming up with what is expected. The casualty is true self. It is lost in all this translation and normalization.  

Today I want to share a secret with you. There’s nothing called right or wrong. Never ever get into this trap. It’s a whirlpool. The more you struggle, the deeper it pulls you. You will not be able to bring out the best in you if there is already a preconceived notion of right or wrong defining all your deeds. Never try to compartmentalize your life. But as social beings we have certain norms to live by. My right to freedom of thinking/speaking/doing etc. should not impinge on someone else’s right to freedom of thinking/speaking/doing etc. Our limits end where others’ begin. If you are able to understand this distinction I am sure you will never have to think twice before living your life, the way you want.

Always keep in mind that there are different shades of grey in between black and white. Life is in these shades and many a times outside it. Don’t restrict yourself with “I can do this”, “I cannot do this”. Free yourself from these boxes and then you will experience the true meaning of living. Living is not about breathing. It’s about being one with the universe and yourself. Always remember everyone’s truth is true for them. Respect them and move on.      

I often question myself as to whether I have been able to seed this thought into your mind or not. Let’s see how you shape up.


Ma 

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