Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Be Aware

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."
      BE AWARE of your thoughts, actions, and speech. Learn to see the long term consequences of everything you do.
     Most of society today functions in a semi-comatose-like state. We unconsciously follow a pattern of daily routine - so much so that most for people each day looks pretty much like the one before. Not thinking beyond the minimum daily requirements has become the norm!

     The way most people live their life reminds me of an experiment conducted by the great French naturalist, John Henry Fabre, on processionary caterpillars. These creatures robotically follow each other in procession, one after the other. Fabre placed some of these caterpillars in a circle. In the center of the circle Fabre placed pine needles, food of these caterpillars. They walked around the circle for 24 hrs, then 48 hrs, then 72 hrs, and then a week - without taking a break for rest or food. Finally, they dropped dead from starvation and exhaustion.
     Like these caterpillars, most people today mistake activity for accomplishment and end up exhausted and disappointed.
     Like anything worthwhile, learning to be aware takes practice and discipline. Take time to reflect daily, whether it's writing in a journal, going for a walk, or meditating; you'll only get the most out of life when you are aware of the awesome potential that lies within you, in your environment, and in every moment. Only then will you see that you're not a caterpillar - you're a butterfly !

1 comment:

  1. Very nice blog. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I look forward to more.