We get educated in schools, colleges and universities – we are filled with information which helps us make a living. In today’s world that is called ‘knowledge’. But is that knowledge really useful other than for earning a livelihood? Throughout one’s life one learns through experience. The best teacher one can ever have is ‘life’ as it teaches you ‘lessons’ which you never forget!
Most of us take these life’s lessons in the wrong spirit – I have heard this question so often – why does this have to happen to me only? I always say who do you say that – why should it not happen to you? Life is teaching you a lesson – don’t you want to learn it. Life is a very harsh teacher, because if you don’t learn your lesson, then the lesson keeps repeating with greater and greater intensity till you finally accept the lesson and move on in life!!
Remember that life’s lessons are meant to be learnt – people believe that anything adverse which happens in their life is ‘BAD’. We are all enduring our karmas and enjoying its fruits too in this life. We come with a lot of baggage from our past lives and at the same time we are continuously evolving to a higher frame of consciousness every birth. So, whatever lessons life is teaching us they are all to be taken in the right spirit. If you take these lessons in the right spirit, then will you ever call such lessons ‘BAD’? No, of course not! Because that lesson in the form of a ‘bad experience’ has taught you an invaluable life lesson – which can thus never be ‘bad’, can it!!
Every lesson in life is just that – a lesson – not good, not bad. It is our mind which puts it in slots of ‘good’ or ‘bad’ depending on how it affects us. So, one can effectively say that our mind is the culprit in defining ‘good’ and ‘bad’.
Through regular meditation in the proximity of a divine realised Himalayan Master we can resolve this issue. Regular meditation clears the chakras or energy centres and the nadis or the meridians and ultimately calms the mind as you start practically living in the moment. Once you start living in the moment, nothing else matters as you start witnessing life and not become affected by it. Let us all meditate regularly and attain that state which will enable us to see existence as it is and not slot it as ‘good’ or ‘bad’.