Without getting into taking names, because it seems to be the most irrelevant of things, even the master himself said, what’s in a name!, allow me the luxury to share with you one of the most common conversations that we have with ourselves on a daily basis.
Where D represents the Devil inside all of Us
Us—-“Don’t dare to come out, else will not be good!”
D—“Why not? I am meant to be taken out and not kept inside. Go out there and live life to the fullest”.
Us—-“Do you even realize the consequences, if I unleash you in full?”
D—-“But wasn’t I meant to do what I am supposed to do and not really sit within your subconscious?”
Us—-“There is nothing you can find as a support for your supposed to do things.”
D—-“What if I start playing within you. Do you realize what it will lead to?”
Us—“Probably yes, but you are hidden, at least not visible to the world.”
D—-“What world are you referring to, is it your parents, who will leave you one day to re-unite with their eventuality, or the insignificant others, are you kidding me?”
Us—“Well, it’s not that simple. They will have their opinions and point of views, which they will try to impose on you.”
D—-“Do you really care or more than that, should you really care?”
Us—-“Of course, I gotta live with them, they are the ones who care for me the most.”
D—-“Don’t you think that care is leading you to the end of a cliff, where there won’t be any other option but to either take the leap or jump for good? In any case, whether you like it or not, you will have to let go at some point or I will make you let go.”
Us—“Yes, but I don’t have the courage to do so.”
D—“Is it because you have lost your self-confidence or is it because you are scared, or may be too fed-up of the kind of ideas and notions that this world keeps bombarding you with and keep reinforcing you with?”
Us—-“Possibly yes, and I don’t think I have enough strength left in me to stand up to the same.”
D—-“What if, you give it a shot! Those who do, do succeed, those who don’t live their entire lives repenting and thinking of what if?”
Us—“Hmm! Do you think it is the right thing to do?”
D—“Who cares whether it’s right or wrong? Or is there something like right or wrong? What matters for you is to figure out what’s best for you!”
And because, we end up getting convinced by what the D in our lives tells us, we begin ignoring or shutting the D in some way or the other, to start with, following it with thinking about what D had told us and eventually end up doing what the D had warned us about.
But by that time, often for most of us, it’s too late. All our youth is gone and what we are left with is an opportunity to repent about what if we had taken the advice that D gave us, at a time which we considered as right.
After all, the only question that you need to answer is what the master posed to us long back, “To Be or Not to Be!”.
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