Does somebody else’s shoe fit you? And even if the ‘size’ is same do you feel comfortable in the shoes that are not yours? NO. Yet this is what has been in operation…with people living the lives of others, from the perspectives of all but of self. No wonder life becomes a constant source of discomfort, while the real source of the discomfort is one’s own self. Thus even before one leaves the earth, one has already left it, living as a spent force.
So is it not high time that our education system placed thrust on knowing oneself as the primal and sacred knowledge? True we have counseling system in place but the biggest counsel is within…but that has to be accessed. Once that happens education would be truly educating, instead of a system of piling degrees and becoming qualified, but not educated.
And the parents have to be convinced that the kids are to be allowed to grow, which they can’t if they are constantly imposed upon. Impositions are contradictory to growth, even figuratively. Just imagine, imposition is a force downward on something, while growth is always upward.
None of the degrees would be capable of combating the pathogen—deficient self-knowledge, the biggest knowledge of all.
Your truth, and adherence to the same, opens vistas that were not apparent before, facilitating your growth to unprecedented heights—real-izing wondrous aspects of your own self. That first step, to know the truth of self, and the next, towards it, is all that is required to live out your infinite potential, with ease and in bliss.
So instead of entering into somebody else’s shoes, be convinced of the size of yours, and check which type of shoes help you to walk with ease. Once that happens, you will in fact, be running in your shoes—even if you are not wearing a pair running shoes!
May 3, 2012