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Today I am going to express my thoughts on something that all of us have experienced some time in life. Especially when we looked up to someone and got our expectations damaged.

How many people you can think of who are famous and will take time to write you back for your questions and suggestions? Why once somebody becomes a bit famous gets lost in a different world? Do they get to join some secret club of famous people and not allowed to talk anymore outside the group?

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There is a famous inspiring author I would not put his name here, but I have seen him growing famous and richer in past few years from the time he started. I bought the first book he wrote and I have his last one that is recently published as well. I am a big fan of his work. But I notice him running after money now. I just wish it is only what I see from outside and it is not true. But, observing closely even you would have the same impression that someone seemed trying to changed the world by inspiring people and then got lost making money instead and not replying even a single person who keeps writing him. Like I mentioned before it is perhaps our misunderstanding. Moving on….

There is an Indian Guru I want to mention about here, Pramukh Swami Maharaj. Here is where you can find out more about him. http://www.swaminarayan.org/pramukhswami/index.htm (I am not genius about how these links work, I have tried entering the link here, unless I messed up it should work fine.)

Murti of Sahajanand Swami

I am not trying to promote him or going to ask you to follow his path. I just want to bring a simple truth to the world that if you read in that link he has read and replied over 500,000 letters and personally counselled and comforted over 810,000 people. How do I know its true? Because every temple he has in the world I have seen people gathering for holy rituals every week and on festivals to personally be able to talk to him for guidance and comfort. He is famous too, yet he has remembered his purpose all along since he started, that is to help people think through with the help of his own knowledge and enlightenment.

I have given you two examples. In first one I did not put the Author’s name thinking it might be just my perception or experience and if I am no better than him I have no rights to judge him. In second example I put the Monk’s name thinking if he is doing something good he should be known to few more people. I do not know much about him but that is one thing he does without missing about replying people who seek help and guidance that touched my emotions.

Remember, if you become famous someday or if you are now it is because of the big number of people who supported you; your beliefs and your thoughts when you were nobody. It is because of them that today you are somebody. 

Make sure when people look up to you and ask you for help you give them. Make sure when somebody is lost you help that person get back on track if he asks you for direction. If you want new messages in your inbox everyday, make sure you reply to the ones sent to you before. 

Happy Monday!!!

Higher expectations and lower results.

Disappointment; setbacks, we all have heard enough stories about it. But real fun is when we experience it.

Most or maybe all of us have and will experience that we expected a lot believing in ourselves while we ended up barely meeting any of our expectations, when our work was judged by the “masters”.

How did you feel when you were told, you do not qualify for something really you wanted bad? How did you cope when you realized what you thought you had a lot was barely a handful? How was it to live in a moment watching everything you believed in and dreamed of was just your misunderstanding while reality is totally different? Did you let go what you hold for so long just because you could not do it right? Did you start walking leaving the person behind who believed in you the most?

DISAPPOINTMENT (Spiritual Sticky)

DISAPPOINTMENT (Spiritual Sticky) (Photo credit: spiritualchicken)

So many stories you may have read by now that tells you to fight back. Did they ever make any difference to you, when you really felt disappointed?

Whether you realized or not I know they did help you. They helped you to stay calm for a bit. They helped you to get up again and fight. If I drive this thought a bit towards business I remember a quote I read last night from Henry Ford.

“I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.”

That must tell you that even if there was a time you left something behind thinking, you cannot do it right or as good as others, there will be a time when you will get back to do the same. You may not get over your setback in a day or two but may be in next 38 years or so, you will.

You will never take apart what makes you “YOU”.

Remember, no matter what they say but at the end of the day, you only answer yourself. You do what feels good to you, and you do it in a way that suites you the best.

Right and Wrong

What is right and what is wrong? Does anyone have ever figured it out. Well, everyone reading must be thinking yes, of course it is easy to tell. I feel when we say this is right and that is wrong, we are merely differing from each other in our perception. Do you ever give it a thought that what may be feeling really wrong to you, must be the most right thing to do for someone else given in that situation?

Here I am going to take a professional example of a lawyer. A lawyer is always challenged to this question. What we do not often think of is, what if a lawyer has managed to save a criminal from going to prison. Well, what was he suppose to do? Lose a case and be non faithful to his client? or win it for him, being giving service to what he was paid for and save a real criminal from going to prison? Just to make it more complicated what if that person was really innocent?

What would you do in that case? would you save a bad guy because you want to be faithful to your customer as they pay you for your services? or would you back stab your client and be a non faithful and unprofessional for your customer, just because you wanted to do the “right thing”, as we call it.

What is the right thing for you here? To be faithful to your customer and give them best of your services? or hold on to your ethics so strong?

(Above example is not brought up to offend any professional lawyers out there.)

We all encounter situations like this every day. I know I do, and so do you. The real challenge is to get over the fact that, what we often refer to right thing and wrong thing is actually just a difference in perception from one side of the story to the other.

Never been able to completely figure it out is the beauty of life. I must admit I love it. I love it every day when I wake up and think about what surprises life will be throwing at me today.

Enjoy your life. Enjoy every second of it. One who gets away with most of the lessons learned by the time of death is the winner.

Thank you for reading.