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Every Moment is a Moment of Truth - The Ultimate Mantra


[..Continued]
So, we have discussed a message and a method. Where is the measure? Without a measure, no method is complete? The measure is asking oneself every moment. Asking oneself – am I biting chewable bites, am I enjoying, am I positive -  moment to moment. Do I have space to chew more, absorb more? At times when I will find myself not giving the desired answers, - do I quickly/smilingly accepting poor habit and not blame it on the situation. [To a client negotiating hard, or a colleague politicking or to a bad call from home]. Do I quickly check my mental make-up and try to slow down and remove the ruffle from mind? Whether to make the correct choice or to justify a vicious instinct is our calling of truth - every moment is a moment of truth. To put it succinctly, it about enjoying a joyous state of mind, every little moment. As I write this, I am reminded of this eternal verse below.
[Little drops of water
Little grains of sand
Make the mighty ocean
And the beauteous land
Little deeds of kindness,
Little words of love,
Make our earth an Eden,
Like the heaven above
And the little moments,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages.
Of eternity.
Mrs. J. A. Carney (1845)]
Making this actionable – a way of life - needs tremendous self-awareness and sense of assurance.  That again takes me to meditation [as I have written earlier] – that is one sure shot method for enjoying consistently objective self-awareness. Some people have wonderful innate capabilities for self-perception. But that is no disadvantage for people who don’t, they always have an universal, oft proven technique.
Initially we will not be able to do it. It will seem like an insurmountable mountain. But we have to make a beginning somewhere – with hope. The beauty, the tiniest of beginning is a change. A positive change. And we will be better off, compared to the previous moment, the previous day and the previous week and previous year. The outcomes will also change. The to-do list will shorten and the outcomes will delight us even more – assuming it always delighted us. The path will be a sure formula for success. Faith will be a major force in warding off any extant conflicting wiring.
To share a secret, we will never be perfect in this path. Sages after decades of rigorous practice maybe closer to perfection. But, we will always have an opportunity to improve even decades after embarking on this journey. At the end of the day, as we take stock, we will normally be able to identify many moments where we should have behaved / imagined differently. Both the frequency and gravity of negativity will progressively reduce. And with time, we will love the journey as much as the outcomes. The destination will only keep expanding its frontiers into something more intriguing, even more aspirational.

Bhubaneshwar
Aug 15, 2012

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  1. this series is definitely better than Coelho. More practical...more usable, the process and the ultimate goal ... kind of a step by step guide to internal harmony

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  2. I take it as a compliment...thanks

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