After a relaxing weekend, why is it always a week-long battle for survival until the next weekend arrives?
Running the ‘earning-a-living’ rat race, we all often feel fatigued, beaten and lost. Well, it not be so. Here are a few tips that I have learnt from experience to live each day enthusiastically – they work, big time!
First, learn the art of forgetting your age. I guess the ability to treat age as a mere number, a data point, helps immensely in learning to continue to live a full Life. That way your aches and pains will never quite pin you down. Second, I feel, in your own unique way, learning to be detached from “worldliness” helps. This simply means that you must accept the impermanence of everything – including your own Life. So if you take any loss – material or emotional – in your stride, you will never feel depressed. Next, if you can drop all expectations from everyone around you, you can be blissful. Always, expectations that people – parents, spouses, siblings, children and grandchildren, bosses, colleagues, neighbors – must be this way or that surely brings agony. After all, people have their own lives to lead. So letting them be and you too simply being is a great way to creating a peaceful ecosystem. Then, realizing that the idea that happiness must be pursued is a myth, is a great eye-opener. When you realize that you are the happiness you seek, Life becomes simple, no matter what situation you are in. And finally, learning to respect the body as the temple that houses your God, your soul – and therefore treating both the body and the soul with dignity is the clincher, the Killer App, that delivers inner peace!
Internalize these secrets. Practise them diligently. You will find your weekdays, starting with Monday of course, turning out to be a lot more meaningful and energetic than before.