Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A small tête-à-tête with God

Ttrrrrringggggg…. Hello…. Did you call me?
I: Called? No… who is this?
God: This is GOD. I heard your prayers. So I thought I will chat with you.
I: Well, I do pray but honestly I don't think that you exist. Prayers provide me an expansion, and look; I am very busy right now. I am in the middle of something.
God: Actually, you don't have to be a believer, I made everyone of you like a cross word puzzle. All the answers are hidden within you, but as you are not able to find them, so I thought, let me help you.
I : Hmmmm, okay , but it has to be quick as I really am busy.
God: everyone is busy, ants are busy, even rats are busy, what are you busy with? 
I: Well, Targets, pressures, all the activities ...you may not understand … I really can’t find free time. Life has become hectic.
God: Look, activity keeps you busy but only productivity gets you results and how can you give your best when you are pressed and tensed.
I: I understand. But I still can't figure out. By the way, I was not expecting you on instant chat.
God: Well, I wanted to give you some clarity. Thought of reaching you through the medium you are most comfortable with.
I: OK, Tell me, why has life become so complicated?
God: Analysis is what makes it complicated. Stop analyzing life. Just live it.
I: why are we constantly unhappy?
God: Because you live your today, analyzing the yesterday worrying about tomorrow all the while. Worrying has become your habit. That's why you are not happy. 
I: But how can we not worry when there is so much uncertainty?
God: Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is optional.
I: But then, there is so much pain due to uncertainty.
God: Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.
I: If suffering is optional, why do good people always suffer?
God: Diamond cannot be polished without rasping. Gold cannot be purified without putting it in fire. Good people go through trials, but actually they don’t suffer. Only the people who pretend to be good suffer their pretence. Really good people gain experience and their life becomes better not bitter. 
I: You mean to say such experience is useful?
God: Yes. In every term, Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.
I: But still, why should we go through such tests? Why can’t we be free from problems?
God: Problems are purposeful roadblocks offering beneficial lessons that enhance your mental Strength. Inner strength comes from struggle and endurance, not when you are free from problems. 
I: Frankly in the midst of so many problems, we don't know where we are heading.
God: If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Looking outside, you dream. Looking inside, you awaken. Eyes provide sight. Heart and mind provides insight. 
I: Sometimes not getting success and recognition hurts and I have doubts whether I am moving in the right direction. What should I do?
God: Success is a measure that others decide. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you. Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying than knowing how bumpy road ahead is. You work with the compass. Let others work with the clock. 
I: Tell me something, how do you stay motivated?
God: Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not your misfortunes.
I: God, I cannot figure out why people don’t turn out to be what I think them to be.
God: It is because you see them through your heart, you see in them your values but people are what their values are. Have faith, but see through eyes. Feel by heart but decide using mind.
I: But their casual attitude disturbs me. 
God: Who knows if those people find you fussy, it is all subjective. You cannot control actions of other people so learn to control your reactions. 
I: What surprises you about ,we the people?
God: Ok, when they suffer they ask, "why I?" When they prosper, they never ask "Why I". Everyone wishes to have truth on their side, but hardly anyone wants to be on the side of the truth. 
I: Sometimes I ask, who I am, why am I here. Does life has a meaning?
God: Seek not to find who you are, but determine what you want to be. Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here. Create it. Everyone has to find their own meaning of life. 
I: How can I get the best out of life?
God: Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.
I: One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.
God: There are no unanswered prayers though at times the answer may be ‘NO’. Later in life you may see it was a blessing in disguise.
I: Thank you for this wonderful chat.
God: Well. Keep the faith and drop the fear. Don't believe your doubts but you may doubt your beliefs. Life is a mystery to solve not a problem to resolve. Trust me; life is wonderful if you know how to live.

Disclaimer: The format of  post is inspired from and contains few portions of  what I had read and recorded on my mobile, from a Hindi magazine few months ago. My acknowledgement to unknown author.

6 comments:

  1. very good; every line was meaningful. thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Great post sir
    "Seek not to find who you are, but determine what you want to be. Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here".wonderful.

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  3. Deep and profound.I wrote a similar one a few days back,
    Conversing with my soul

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  4. awesome post..

    I believe God sent us here to find our true selves and to realise Him. Afterall, we are all the children of God. :)

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    1. "Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear."
      Loved this line! That's perhaps the key to living in the NOW.

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  5. Thanks to all for encouragement and for finding time to read and comment...

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Your viewpoint will definitely give it wider perspective

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