A sage once asked a man, “Do you want to be successful or secure?”
The man replied, “But how are they different?”
The sage replied, “Well, for most of the people, the success happens by chance, which makes them more fearful of what if and what if not!”
What the man chose thereafter, let us leave that to history, but what’s more important is to mull over the above a tad bit.
To see whether it’s really happening around us. Are we really becoming that insecure, as we tend to accumulate more and more assets in our lives.
Are we scared of losing things to so called destiny?
Are we looking for some kind of insurance, leave alone the other ones which, in any case, we are choosing to have day-in-day-out, instead of focusing on what to do and what not to do, especially when it comes to our health?
To a certain extent, yes!
Be it any time of our day, tend to haunt us with questions,
What if the maid doesn’t come today?
What if I were late for a so called important meeting?
What if the investments that I have made are hit by a financial crisis?
What if the real state scenario doesn’t become better?
What if I am not able to travel in business class?
Our minds and thoughts putting us in an unstable mode, where in consequences of situations which hasn’t even happened start to trouble us the very moment we are awake.
No wonder, so much importance is being given to sleeping 8-9 hours a day ;).
What if, the very act of waking up came along with the pleasant thoughts, which instead of making you fearful and insecure brought in fresh air and fragrance of life!
Wouldn’t that be a fantastic way to lead life?
And would it even matter bothering about answering the question which the sage asked, once upon a time 🙂
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