The essence of time
To be a good and happy person, one should acquire some spiritual sense. But the point is how to acquire it, and is there a way to acquire it step by step?
There is a book, recently published and authored by spiritual writer Ajit Kumar Bishnoi, which discusses these issues. Titled ‘Spiritual Sense’, the book tries to drive the message home that human beings need to cultivate spirituality for fulfillment. Only then one can hope to see that one’s life on this planet is spent meaningfully and purposefully.
The author discusses 10 topics and says, practically, all these were some sort of a ‘revelation’ and that it would have been selfish and a shame if left unshared.
So, what are those topics on which the author says he had revelations? Starting with God, down to soul, consciousness, intelligence and mind, the other topics are dharma, relevance of a guru, the essence of time, and, finally, happiness and the ultimate search that leads one to discovering the path of liberation.
Since one can’t deal with all these topics in this write-up, let’s see how time and its management goes a long way in taking one onto the path of spiritual progress. The basic point is that one has to understand the value of time. And, as they say, time is very short for those wanting to do good things in life, but very long for those who work the devil’s job.
One’s pace of life has to be set in a manner that it does not go into making time pass and wasted; instead it should amount to utilising your time in the most productive and useful manner. That needs meticulous planning, resolve and execution of the task at hand. The author calls it “spending quality time with oneself.” That means one should see that whatever work one takes up at any point of time, one has to do it in a manner that its results are there for all to share. The more you share, the more you grow and your happiness naturally grows in direct proportion. Some of you might take this argument with a pinch of salt, but those who have done it and have reaped the joys of sharing will validate and appreciate this argument.
As Abraham Lincoln had said, “The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. Living one day at a time means concentrating on a particular task that matters.” The past is gone and dead; and the uncertainty of future can’t be trusted for a good job to be left to be done some other day. Therefore, the point is that one should seize the present and do as best as possible, without getting disturbed or disoriented if caught in a failure.
Failure itself is not a bad thing, it becomes bad only when you keep on ruing over it and fail to act further. Almost without exception, all great persons in history have had crushing failures but they took them as challenges and emerged stronger and more determined. As a result, they realised what was just a dream not very long ago. Think big, act big. The rest will be taken care of.