Each one of us is a walking radiator.
Mostly we radiate thoughts and attitudes.
From deep within we radiate our state of being,
and the essential, original and eternal state of every being
is peaceful and loving.
But we block and distort this energy with our attachments.
Attachments turn love into fear, peace into anger and then
distort our attitudes and actions towards others.
This is neither relaxing for ourselves, or for those around us.
Which is why detachment is the secret to living lightly and lovingly.
To be a radiator that people come to for real warmth,
what do you need to detach from today?
If you don’t detach then you will stay attached,
and then you will see others and life itself as a threat,
and your tension will keep them away.
But they cannot threaten you.
Only your dependency on a thing, or an idea,
or an opinion can be threatened.
With tons of information all around it is really hard to keep pace with what to consume and what not. There is barely enough time for an individual to grasp everything if anything at all. The average person connected with technology today would be reading and writing or let us say typing thousands of words in a typical day. With mobile devices around and the speed at which chat messengers deliver information that is available literally at the finger tips of a person it is very important to be able to bifurcate the really useful information and prioritize what to consume, comprehend and act upon while what to skim through and turn the page with the speed at which the information was received.
It is really worth noting that the information age as we call it is far more resource hungry than the past atomic age or the space age or whatever. The most precious of all resources that are exhausted by this overwhelming power hungry age is “Time”. No matter the speed at which data and information is processed today it should be noted that most of it is just a waste of the most precious resource and that is time. The generation of today is simply relying on google for its information, that is how much impact the overload of information has on us.
Most people are so much engrossed and sunk in the flow of information that they cannot detach themselves from it. At times simple gossip and bits of humor and entertainment become serious time consumers and keep us from progress and success. Face Book for example can be a medium of communication that would bring far off friends and relatives closer but adversely the nearer and dearer ones pay the price for becoming detached as a result. With millions of tweets from all sorts of people around the world it is simply not possible for an average human to follow each and everyone of them and/or even respond to a few.
Those who manage to manipulate the bits and bytes of information flowing in cyberspace and the virtual world giving it a proper share of their valuable time triumph. Ignoring the greatest and mightiest of all weapons, tools and energy that is delivered at light speed through the medium of media is simply not going to work and is utterly foolish. Flowing with the wave is what is the most important of all strategies rather than swimming against the current.
The planet has given us, human beings, a lot more than any other species who share the planet and its resources with us. We whole heatedly support the Earth Hour as a gesture of gratitude towards mother earth and mother nature. Let us join hands and unite to help preserve the planet ant its resources for human kind, for generations to come.
Life mostly takes us to the cross roads of options and opportunities when we are most comfortable, and to leave the comfort zone for the unknown is frightening. Fear leads to the dark side, says Yoda and true it is. Most of the time it is the fear of loss or the fear of the unknown that’s keeps everyone from being successful in life. Most of the NLP practitioners or those who treat people through hypnosis and similar self enhancement and improvement techniques will tell you that the only problem with most people is FEAR.
The author of “Who Moved My Cheese” puts are very precise question to tackle any problem in life, its simple, yet much more difficult to understand and adapt. The question is “What would you do if you were not afraid?” Its hard for those in power to even imagine being powerless. The fear of loosing power leads to dirty politics and conspiracies. Businesses and the big guys of wall street fear loosing wealth and stock leading to all kinds of misconduct and deceit. Patents are created not to protect intellectual property rather out of fear of loosing material gains.
Fear can be said to be the main cause of all problems. The fear of losing a job, fear of a place or person or being, fear of heights, fear of speaking the truth, fear of losing love or loved ones, fear of losing a home, fear of the boss, fear of doing business etc. This fear result in anxiety, stress, depression and many other illness as well. Once this fear is understood and overcome problems are resolved.
The Quran has often mentioned believers and praised them. However, it begins with the mention of the believers on the unknown. To have faith in destiny and the creator is one the basic belief of Islam followed by all other good deeds. This belief and faith is the very foundation stone that suppresses the fear of the unknown in human being. We humans are prone to worry and quick in creating the worst of what could happen by just imagination which later brings about the mood swings in daily life.
The difference between knowledge and wisdom is quite simple. It is all about understand the knowledge and its application to conquer the fear if the unknown with faith. Faith in the human being and in being human is disperses fear and leads to tolerance and communal harmony. Change is always constant and this very fact is explained by nature to mankind time and again. Once the mind is free from the fear of the unknown, it will adapt to change with most ease and embrace the way of nature itself in keeping pace with constant change throughout the life.
The wonderful book “Who Moved my Cheese”, is all about anticipating change in a way that the mind and body is prepared for it before hand and when the times draws near one can easily plunge into the most fearful of thoughts to overcome the fear. The book is just wonderful and is recommended for everyone because the cheese never stays the same and as time goes by one must be prepared to look for new cheese, let go the fear of loosing the old one quickly adapt to change.