Most of the happenings in our life happen without our knowledge and the way we think to live or the way we plan, we fail to live the life. There is a saying that we spend most of our time in planning our future and we fail to live in the present.
When I was thinking about my career growth, suddenly I got a feeling that I had a big fight with my head of the department to give my Transfer Certificate, I don’t want to complete my Diploma and his immediate question was why do you want to get your TC.. Now you don’t like this environment and you wanted to leave this course, what will you do after your marriage, if you don’t like the environment? I said I will live anywhere which gives me happiness and I will not take anything which makes me unhappy, I will throw it from my life.
Whatever I am studying is only for the worst case in my life to stand on my own leg. I am born to live happily and I don’t plan my life. I take it as it comes. Suddenly I recalled this now, I happened to meet a company’s CEO recently and he asked me what do you want to become in the next 5 years. I told him 10 years back I want to have an office in the same building but now I don’t have anything in my mind.
I told him that I don’t want to become an entrepreneur since I have my hands burnt experience. I told him I don’t have any plans and I don’t plan anything for tomorrow. I take life as it comes. Secret of my happiness is I don’t worry about tomorrow and I don’t think about past as well. I live in the current moment. Someone asked me to think of the past golden days but past is past; I can’t hold the yesterdays light and live in darkness my dear. Why should I think on the past golden days, just to hold you in memories? If I am dead, you can hold me in your memories, and do you want me to kill you and your thoughts in present so as I can hold it in memories?
I don’t think that I have to live long life. I used to think that whatever life I live, I have to make others happy and live happily. If I can make a person smile in a day and I mean that day is mine and I will feel very happy for that day given by god. To great extent I don’t allow others to make me shed tears and I keep myself with a smiling and happy face
Most of the time, I used to tell people that don’t dwell in past, don’t dream about future and live in present which is ours and neither we can go back to yesterday or tomorrow. Somehow I felt like we will dwell in past because there are some sentiments, personal heartbroken stories in everyone life and it is really tough to forget everything entirely.
Even though I avoid recalling the worst moments, I failed to recall the beautiful moments also. Unknowingly it will take me to the worst moments. Somehow my current environment makes me to smile but recalling the worst time of my life.
Life can’t be pleasant all the time, but I make even the difficult times as pleasant. I anticipate the worst moment and get ready for it. Sometimes it is difficult to handle something which comes on its own, that time, I will struggle to handle it and main problem is I can’t take others help to handle my problems and there were some of my friends who helped me when I was down and sometimes my family has stood for me when I was down by friends.
What is life? Is it past, present and future or only living the current moment? Whatever it may be, for me living the current moment is life and I hate to look back my graph in both personal and professional life. I have that much pain in all phases of life. Still I will say I have got a steep growth in both the phases. All the difficulties have taught me how to fight back and bring back my smiles……..
Living in the Present is Life
Stochastic Probability Theory – Pregnant Deer Scenario
Consider this scenario: In a remote forest, a pregnant deer is about to give birth to a baby. It finds a remote grass field near by a river and slowly goes there thinking it would be safe. As she moves slowly, she gets labor pain…. at the same moment, dark clouds gather around that area and lightning starts a forest fire. Turning left she sees a hunter who is aiming an arrow from a distance. As she tries to move towards right, she spots a hungry lion approaching towards her.
Stochastic Probability Theory – Pregnant Deer Scenario
What can the pregnant deer do ….as she is already under labor pain ?
What do you think will happen ?
Will the deer survive ?
Will it give birth to a fawn ?
Will the fawn survive ? or
Will everything be burnt by the forest fire ?
That particular moment ?
Can the deer go left ? – Hunter’s arrow is pointing
Can she go right ? – Hungry male lion approaching
Can she move up ? – Forest fire
Can she move down ? – Fierce river
Answer: She does nothing. She just focuses on giving birth to a new LIFE.
The sequence of events that happens at that fraction of a second (moment) are as follows:
In a spur of MOMENT …a lightning strikes (already it is cloudy ) and blinds the eyes of the Hunter. At that MOMENT, he releases the arrow missing and zipping past the deer. At that MOMENT the arrow hits and injures the lion badly. At that MOMENT, it starts to rain heavily and puts out the forest fire. At that next MOMENT, the deer gives birth to a healthy fawn.
In our life, it’s our MOMENT of CHOICE and we all have to deal with such negative thoughts from all sides always. Some thoughts are so powerful they overpower us and makes us clueless. Let us not decide anything in a hurry. Let’s think of ourselves as the pregnant deer with the ultimate happy ending. Anything can happen in a MOMENT in this life. If you are religious, superstitious, atheist, agnostic… or whatever… you can attribute this MOMENT as divine intervention, faith, sudden luck, chance (serendipity), coincidence… or a simple ‘don’t know’. We all feel the same. But, whatever one may call it, I would see the priority of the deer in that given moment was to giving birth to a baby…. because LIFE IS PRECIOUS.
Hence, whether you are deer or a human, keep that faith and hope within you always.
Worth Good Reading
” An Interview With God “
Man : “What surprises you the most about mankind?”
God answered, “That they get bored of with childhood,
they rush to grow up, and then long to be children again.
That they they lose their health to make money and then lose
their money to restore their health. That by thinking anxiously
about the future, they forget the present, such that they live neither for the present nor the future. That they live as if they will never die, and then die as if they had never lived.”
Man :” Thank you for your time,” I said humbly.
“Is there anything else you would like your children to know?”
GOD smiled, and said… “Just know that I am here,Always.” Life is PRECIOUS, Live the current moment. We never know when is our last minute in this world.
Smile, make others smile. Live Happily and make others Happy. Give abundantly and you will get it back 100 folds.