Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. – The Buddha

Often i am disheartened to see people trying to be in two places at one time… the minus side being that they don’t get to enjoy any of the places.. human beings have the inbuilt capability to multitask and to be able to handle a variety of situations at a given time . Very often we need to prioritize a series of tasks in order to be able to get by .. as an example .. i have been through days when i have had to fit in assignments , doing my laundry, preparation for a test,practicing for a dance recital (ignoring the eating /sleeping/daily ablutions/catering to calls etc), and i am sure most students agree that in our lives such a thing is commonplace … but in doing all of it at once, i miss the joy in studying for that test or the happiness in knowing that through the assignment  i just did , i learnt immensely..but one cant do much about such days ..managing tactfully giving your best is all that can be expected from an individual here .

And i am not talking about such events.. in my opinion every minute that we tend to dream in class is like wasting an endangered commodity (time!! that makes up your life)   .. dreaming can still be taken as creative visualization and not a total waste of time ..

i itch when people around me talk … here of course the itch i am talking about is not the usual … its like an irritation so deep rooted that i feel like getting up and planting a forceful smack on the person’s face. I dont wish to convey that i am an Ideal student … i have my times of hopeless boredom and utter loss of understanding … i think its humane .. we cant be programmed to be receptive on bad days (the external stimuli being so profound)… but i dont talk … i try to listen .. and in the worst case pretend ( and i think i am good with it :)) the point being .. even if u give it a little effort … at least you know whats going on in class and you can find your way through once you get back to your normal self

And texting!!! i tell you is a crime so hurtful (if i am(the victim)in the vicinity of the accused)… the idiots keep going “tak.. tak tak…. ” on their screens or keypads … the teacher has no idea (tactful people) and i cant complain neither can i sit in peace … hence i just get up and sit elsewhere these days..

i know i have said alot about the class room scenario here but since that is the predominant factor in my life i can relate to the theme in this way..

My point being just that if you are doing a certain thing that is at the top of your priority list… give it your best.. your complete and undiverted attention! YOUR TIME… that is the only way you would do justice to the particular entity and to your own conscience

If it is the quality of your consciousness at this moment that determines the future, then what is it that determines the quality of your consciousness? Your degree of presence. So the only place where true change can occur and where the past can be dissolved is the Now.

I would like to conclude by quoting Woodrow Wilson

Statue representing Siddhartha Gautama.

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to
enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”


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