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Art of Living in the Moment

July 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Value Based Education

We all are travellers from form to life. In so far as we live in expectation, we miss one valuable aspect of life and that is the travel. If we are anxious to reach the destination and the travel lasts for ten hours, during all the ten hours there is no experiencing of the travel. We don’t see the beautiful nature around. The travel is boring and very tiresome. Why? It is because we live in expectation to reach the place.
If we understand that we are on the way and that we will definitely reach the place, then we can live to every minute of the travel. We can smile at a co-traveller, we can look around and thoroughly enjoy the nature and the various aspects of nature, like the various forms, the trees, flowers and colours, the land and the sky. All this exists to the one who is in travel. When one sees and lives every minute of the travel, there is much to experience. There is happiness during the travel and not at the end of the road.

Live Every Minute Cheerfully We all are travellers from form to life. In so far as we live in expectation, we miss one valuable aspect of life and that is the travel. If we are anxious to reach the destination and the travel lasts for ten hours, during all the ten hours there is no experiencing of the travel. We don’t see the beautiful nature around. The travel is boring and very tiresome. Why? It is because we live in expectation to reach the place.If we understand that we are on the way and that we will definitely reach the place, then we can live to every minute of the travel. We can smile at a co-traveller, we can look around and thoroughly enjoy the nature and the various aspects of nature, like the various forms, the trees, flowers and colours, the land and the sky. All this exists to the one who is in travel. When one sees and lives every minute of the travel, there is much to experience. There is happiness during the travel and not at the end of the road.

Let us not work out the end too soon. Let us experience the travel. There are people who fight in travel, there are people who drink happily and sleep during the travel. There are people who keep eating and there are people who argue, there are people who are concerned about the planet and keep on discussing in the travel. There are people who keep discussing about the politics of the nation and there are a few silent fellows who read the gospel. All of them will reach the place one day or the other. But when they are asked how the travel was – ”Did you see the beautiful places during the course of your travel?“ – they will make a question mark expression.

There is no need for us to think of the destination. It is enough if we are in the travel. The destination is sure. The only question is: do we reach the destination cheerfully or otherwise?

When on one morning we know that we have to travel and that the travel is inevitable, then we have a choice either to make the travel very cheerful and experiencing or to make it one of the worst travels that we had. That much of an option we have! We can exercise our option. Likewise we are already in the travel. Whether we like it or not, we are travelling from form to life and then there are the stations. Whether we like it or not, we reach the stations. Even the weeping one comes to the same station and the smiling one also comes to the same station. We cannot say, “How is it that the fellow who is weeping also reached the same station?“

Already the ship is sailing towards the East. That means we are already orienting towards the spirit. The travel has already begun and we are in the ship. We cannot go before the ship. If we try to do that, we will fall into the sea.

What we have to understand is to make the travel pleasant, experience the travel, see the beautiful manifestation of another passenger on your right side or left side, and then smile at him or at her. We need not be serious because we are going on some spiritual work. Then we can see the colours, can hear the sounds and smell the fragrances. Like this we can experience every little bit in our travel.

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