Accomplish Your Dreams (Part 85)

It is God-gift to us that we do exercise our likes and dislikes on some subject. If we like something, we desire to have that and if we dislike something, we try to avoid. Similarly, you too might have some likes or dislikes. The question is whether those likes and dislikes are controlled by you or they control over you. As unconscious beings, likes and dislikes control our lives. Conscious beings are masters of likes and dislikes. When likes and dislikes are under your control, they will serve you.

It is wrong to say that you have to live only in the present. You are not struggling in your life due to your present deeds. It can be result of your past deeds or you might be laying strong foundations for your future. One needs to consider time as past, present and future. Some people operate from the past. Some are future-oriented and so they mostly operate from the future and some are present-oriented. To be wise involves balancing the three time periods… when required you have to take reference from the past or consider the future. Hence balancing time is very essential.

You must not reject the past or future. Also, please do not live only in the past or future. You must learn from the past, enjoy the present and plan for the future. Be present in the past and thereby learn from the past, be present in the future, thereby plan for the future. Being alive in the present, you will enjoy the present. This will be the key of your happiness for all the times.

It is said that one of the reasons Hitler lost the war was because he did not learn from history. In case he remembered that Napoleon had lost many of his men by attacking Russia in winter, he would have not proceeded further. One can learn from the past as well as from the future taking care not to be imprisoned by both. Similarly, while planning for the future, do not lose the present and miss the wisdom of the past or the opportunities in the future. Hence, one needs to be balanced with reference to time.

Decide on your priorities in life. You must serialize your priorities also. Establish your peak performance time during a day. Monitor your low performance time. Do any important task at your peak performance time. Do any less important task at your low performance time. Identify your time wasters. Learn to delegate jobs of petty nature, the jobs which need your lesser attention.

Enjoy your work and you will find there is a lot of time. Review your priorities from time to time. Be with people who are good at time management. Just as the past was the present at one point of time, the future will also be the present at another point of time. So be present in the past and also be present in the future. To Accomplish Your Dreams, the present is more real, the past is an experience and the future is the aim to achieve.

Take into consideration every hour of your time. One hour has 60 minutes. A minute has 60 seconds. Further, break down the second and still further, the present will lose itself into ‘is-ness’. Time will melt into timelessness. Use time to go beyond time. Every fraction must be to your own interest. Within us, there is a dimension of time and beyond time. You live in two worlds, a world of the mind, which is in time and a world beyond the mind that is timelessness. When you are in sleep or living with your unconscious mind, you will go beyond mind and experience timelessness. One should have the wisdom to use the mind and the wisdom to go beyond the mind. In a state of deep joy, you are beyond your minds. Mind is a bundle of thoughts and it creates heart attacks and other diseases when you find that time is not helping. Actually, in that state, you are not managing your time wisely.

When thoughts attack us, you become victims of thoughts. It is like employing someone and then being thrashed by him. You should be the master of the mind rather than the mind being your master. You should use the mind rather than let the mind use you. The very intention to be the master of the mind will give you the wisdom of how to use the mind. You must learn how to manage your mind, your time and resources by distributing them amongst the priorities you have. Once you are able to do it, you would be enjoying your life as well as comforting those who are concerned with you.

Be Happy – Accomplish Your Dreams by making yourself living in present with memory of past and target of future.


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