Thursday, June 29, 2017

My Gibberish - A

When the student is ready, the teacher appears and it's so true. Your teacher can appear before you in myriad forms - like people, unfavourable circumstances, enemies, friends in disguise etc. etc. The change happens when we become ready to adapt.

Sometimes, I wonder is it that 'moment when you decide to adapt' is the real teacher? Maybe you are both - the teacher and the student. And the external factors which I mentioned above are just add-ons that supplement the teacher - student relationship which co-exists in your heart.

Whatever it is, I think that part of your heart/mind needs a lot of encouragement for you are unloading every detail which you have garnered over the years and stored in your heart as precious pearls. Once you unload, there's a huge chance that you can stand empty. But still, that part of your heart is ready to take that risk. And I think that's chivalrous.

It is always better to shut yourself once in a while from all the chaos outside. The opinions and commentaries on anything and everything are pouring in from nook and cranny that it can destroy the ability to think for yourselves. One small attempt to listen to our heart can change the world immensely.

 The greatest tragedy of our time is that we have stopped thinking for ourselves.

We think for others. 

We live for others.

My worst nightmare is to stand in a no man's land where I can't hear myself even if I strain my ears to listen to my heart.

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Bill the Butcher said...

We, and that means you and I, are even literally writing for others. I've reached the point where all I do seems to be giving myself while the world just takes.

Shalet Jimmy said...

Wow!! That's a good observation and it is right tooo.

Dee said...

Dear Shalet, your posting's theme provoked many questions in me and much reflection. During my forties, I realized that life is truly mysterious and we never know what grace is given us that leads to our taking risks and changing and embracing new possibilities. That all makes the journey we are on one of great joy. Peace be to you.

Shadow said...

I would rather be alone and live a life agreeable to me, than live for the world and be sold as its slave... And yes, please, decide, stand for something, anything, it's better than being in limbo. Nice thoughts here *smiles*

KParthasarathi said...

I found an echo of my thought in your first para that a teacher( I call him/her a guru) manifests when we are ready and eligible to receive the lessons.One should not start on a quest for the teacher as it is the other way .The teacher himself/herself finds you though when and where is not known.

Shalet Jimmy said...

Dee...You just said it

" I realized that life is truly mysterious and we never know what grace is given us that leads to our taking risks and changing and embracing new possibilities."

Absolutely True

Shalet Jimmy said...

Dear Shadow,

In the world I live in, there are many who are yet to realise that they have rights and can live their life..

Shalet Jimmy said...

I completely agree with you GP ( KP)