Pause and Think ! – The best gift one can give to oneself and humanity
This is our life. It is short. We are running. We are headed fast to a full-stop. The biggest problem is not that there is a problem. The biggest problem is that we don’t take a pause to think if there is a problem. Take a pause to think, question and understand.Life is short, filling it with pauses makes it more thrilling and meaningful !
Have a look at the stars, birds ; take a silent walk into the forest and wonder why are we here and who are we ?!
Who and what inspires us?
Bill Morrison and David Holmgren said that though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple. A Nagaraj said that all our problems can be solved if we can understand the meaning of co-existence. Aurobindo said that everyone has in him something divine, something his own, a chance of perfection and strength in however small a sphere which God offers him to take or refuse and the task is to find it, develop it & use it.
Zen says, no mind is the best mind, no thinking is the best thinking.
Dhabolkar and Deepak Suchde said that nature has given plenty for all, even the poorest and all we need to learn from nature is how to get it. Fukuoka said failure is inevitable, commercial agriculture has taken us away from nature and we have strayed away from the basic principles of agriculture and living.
Gautam Buddha said that no one can save us but ourselves, no one can liberate us. We ourselves must walk the path. Gurdjieff and Ouspensky said that man is living a life in deep sleep though he may think he is awake. As he is, he is nothing more than a machine, but there exists possibility of him gaining higher states of consciousness, only then life becomes real else it’s just a dream.
J. Krishnamurti said that when one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important. Jonathan Livingston Seagull said that don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Khalil Jibran said that you talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts. Mahtama Gandhi said that be the change you want to see in the world.
Osho said that life is constant celebration, if you can dance, you are already the Buddha; if you can celebrate, you are already Mohammed and if you can be blissful, you are Jesus.
Ramana Mahirishi said that happiness is your nature.
All these wonderful people and many more have inspired us. We have learnt a lot from a lot of them and are still learning. We see a common thread in all that they say, we feel the common principle of joy and happy life are same across religion, nation, caste and times.
Our Concerns :
It hurts that we live with media controlled culture, that our attitudes, habits and preferences are primarily set and controlled by media. We may be aware or not but most of what we think of, believe in is told to us by mass media. It’ll require special preparation if one wants to escape the trap.
We keep hope, though problems look daunting, situation looks hopeless and end looks near, hope has always helped humanity win. We think about innocent children and wonder what world are we leaving behind for our children? There is inner restlessness. Give me money, give me fame, give me everything you can; something still feels unsettling, something remains incomplete.
It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. We find it funny to hear about the Rich-Poor divide, that 1% of richest people own 39% of global wealth, richest 5% have income 114 times of poorest 5%. The birds in the sky inspire us to fly, to live in this moment – here and now. Birds show us how to live and how to stretch our wings beyond the horizons. Material wealth has grown, GDPs have gone up, roads, hospitals, colleges, schools, and cars have increased tremendously in number. However our joys and peace have touched all-time low. Why can’t we pause now and think for a while?