Sunday, December 16, 2012

Thought for the Day - How To Be The Best You Can Be

What comes between you and your best part? As I see it it's probably the ego. The I.
Pic courtesy. Satish Nargundkar

We are what we are.  And there is a creative energy that is continuously expressing itself through us. If we let it express itself without getting in the way - we are at our best. Simple as that.

When restrict ourselves by getting in the way with our doubts and fears. These doubts and fears are nothing but our ego wanting to create some importance for itself. Some drama. Am I good enough? What will people think of me? Will I impress people? It is all a series of 'I' and 'Me' and 'Myself'.

But let us say you do it without the ego. Just the work itself. Do it dispassionately. Or even passionately for a higher purpose. For God even. Let the breath of God flow through you as it is meant to.

It might not be inappropriate to remember what Zorba  the Greek said. Zorba believed that there are three types of men and they are distinguished by what they do with the food they eat - whether they waste it in sloth, or convert it into work and good humour or the best kinds of all, who do the work of god.

Get yourself out of the way. You'll find yourself as you were meant to be.

Your best, your magnificent self.


Rajendra said...

Problem is, sometimes the ego leads you to believe you ARE the best..and then you stop working at it altogether!

Harimohan said...

Haha. That's the catch Raja. And it happens more often than not - when people think they are the best without having anything to show for it. But their work pretty much gives them away.
Its the difference between claiming through a self-proclamation that one is the best versus the world saluting you without reservation.