Monday, October 26, 2015

From desire to destiny

You are what your deepest driving desire is.

As is your desire, so is your will

As is your will, so is your deed

As is your deed, so is your destiny

(BrihadAranyaka Upanishad)

Desire is like that seed when placed in fertile soil (the Field) gives rise to shoots and finally a tree. The only catch is that you should be willing to wait. You have to nurture this desire regularly. Like a seed requires water to grow, your desire needs constant focus from your side. You can try visualization and relive the desire every now and then. The results may not be as you would expect. You get back what you are entitled to. Some people say that you can force the Universe to give you what you want. This is sheer nonsense. It is like saying that you can win a war in today’s world with swords and knives. The Universe will give you the results when you are ready. Have you heard the saying that the master appears before the student when he/she is ready. Basically, what this means is that you have to raise your vibration levels. You have to let go of your conflicts and step into abundance. This is a mindset which says that the world is not a zero sum game. (unlike the stock market) There is plenty out there for you and everyone else. Your desire drives you, but you should be in the right state of mind to receive the gifts.

Desire is pretty much like writing a computer program. You have an idea (desire) which you want to fructify. This idea leads to specification or planning (akin to visualization) and then you get ready to do it (your willpower). Next you start writing the program (your deed) and how you perform this deed will shape the results (destiny) You may follow a particular methodology to take you to the end result. If you don’t get what you expected, there can be changes in the program, till you refine it to perform exactly as you anticipated. For your program to work, you should choose the correct operating system and the tools used to perform coding and testing. You should have a platform (ecosystem) where you can deploy your program, right from testing to staging to production environment. All the different steps above done correctly will lead to precise results. Right from your desire to your deeds, all will end well if you have envisaged and executed the plan flawlessly. The more clearly you have pictured the outcome in the beginning, the more accurate would be your results.

Some people say that desire is the root cause of all problems. Not true. Desire is what drives us. Even God had a primordial desire of creating this world and that’s how we got here. What is bad is not desire, but the attachment to the desire. Which means hankering after the results. You should be able to work on all desires without worrying about the outcome. When you do your execution, you should enjoy the work and not focus on the outcome too much. Of course, you should carry the picture of what you are expecting, but not so much as to cause negative effects like stress or worry. Just enjoy your work, the rest will follow. Have the belief that, in the future, you will see it happening. Do not worry too much about the path. The path may be difficult. But keep walking. One thing you should keep in mind is that we have a right to our desire, but not to it’s fruits. The fruits are simply gifts from God. So thank him once you receive your bounty.

So what are the things that we should keep in mind? The golden rule is that there are no rules. Just guidelines. All these standards and practices are like planetary positions at a particular time. They will have their effect if we do nothing. Within each of us, lies the power to overturn any situation into success. However adverse the conditions might be, still we have within us an indomitable force to turn it around through the power of our will. Like in Apollo 13, the tagline is ‘Failure is not an option’, we can try not to fail. However if we do, it means it’s learning time. Learn the lessons and try again, till you succeed. What is important is the knowing that all these things are controlled by a subtle force, not visible to the naked eye or other senses. Deep down, there is an infinite intelligence that is guiding us towards our final goal. And we are not separate from this field. Everything is woven into the fabric of life, as if they are all connected. Trust in this force and know that you are blessed.

‘Ask and ye shall receive’, is very true. But do not forget to wait and work hard till the time that you are granted what you wished for.

To your desires …


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