The shortest and the most critical word in English is "I". There have been volumes written on the virtues of "I-ness" and also on how it can impede your spiritual growth. I wanted to take a look at this unique word and provide my thoughts and leave it to you to comment.
|I - All of us believe in it but still when confronted deny it ?|
From the time we are born, we are brought up on a heavy diet of how we need to behave in the society, study hard, do normal things efficiently, settle down in life and during the later part of our life - think about being spiritual with very little time actually left to do anything.
Consciously or Sub-consciously we constantly are focused on self to an extent that we hardly have time for others. When was the last time you wanted to speak to some one you grew up with and when was the last time you actually went out with the friends you studied in your school ?
Once you get to the corporate world, you are told not to show your "I-ness" but mix with the team that's there and still lead them :) Well, it is a great paradox - you have to be YOU but still be not you - a tight rope walk indeed - you need to be selfish to get to your goals - but the skill lies in making them sound like they are actually " Team" Goals !
Post your work and retirement, you get a lot of time for yourself and that's when most of the people would try to analyze and start thinking about being spiritual. In reality, that is really too late in the game to make any changes to your traits and behaviour pattern. Also spirituality has a negative connotation for a lot of people - but it actually teaches us to be very practical.
More to come in my next post on the same subject... "I" - this is too deep to get through in a single post.
Post your comments on this and we can continue where we left in my next blog.