As human beings we all behave in varying manners when reacting to situations. Some people react positively and some in a contrary manner. Why does this happen? All of us come with baggage from our past births – this baggage is stuck in our subconscious and we are not even aware of this. Certain reactions to situations are because of this hidden baggage – and we have no clue as to why we reacted in this manner.
Every action we take has consequences both for us as well as for those who are part of the given situation. If you observe the current global scenario, we have very responsible people in posts of power and responsibility indulging in semantics to avoid taking responsibility for their actions! Have you noticed this? Misinformation, disinformation, white lies, grey lies – humans have come up with various terms to shirk responsibility and misinform people – news is no longer news – it is just a marketing tool to get across a certain viewpoint – fact and fiction have somehow got merged! And the ordinary person is left mystified by all this. All this is now a part and parcel of the game of avoiding responsibility for the consequences that arise from one’s actions!
If we stop taking responsibility for our actions and the consequences that follow, believe me we are heading for a disaster. We need to recognise the problem and act to correct the course we are taking. One way to course correct is meditation – one can start meditating in the proximity of a realised master, have the seed of self-realisation planted within, and then start introspecting on various aspects of life. Once you start doing that the picture starts becoming clear – the haze, the fog starts evaporating as the inner light starts burning brighter and brighter.
With the lighting of the inner lamp, one always starts taking responsibility for one’s actions. The awakened soul will never let you act in an irresponsible or arbitrary manner. You yourself will notice the change within you and you will smile – the smile of inner joy and bliss – as you realise that your course correction has taken place. Meditate and light your inner lamp – be the source of light to all those around you – awaken them too by guiding them to the electrician who connects you to the powershouse!
Posted by GIRISH BORKAR at 5:15:00 AM