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What are ‘You’ worried about!

How much we worry is really astounding, we worry about things not happening, people not reciprocating to us, situations not being under our control, and a hell lot of weird things that we should not even care about. There are hell lot of positive and meaningful things in this world to think about and do, they are worth more than our worries for petite little things.

How much these worries ‘large or small’ mean to us is generally blown out of proportion? And we blame situation and other people for the bad things that have happened in our lives. But the fact that you are reading this blog means that you are one of the lucky few on the planet who have enough time and resources to live an exhiliriating life! But we don’t do that, we generally don’t enjoy life every moment and wait for small bursts of happiness to bring fresh air to our lives and after that short span of our conceived happiness we again go in a state of gloominess and reverie of those moments of happiness well spent, the entire rest of our lives.

The fact remaining that we can very well be part of the happiness current that flows throughout our world like the jet streams in the stratosphere. If these stratospheric jet stream were to stop one day our planet will be dead because it is related to all the climate changes and weather phenomenon that makes our world breathe, in the same way the invisible ‘happiness and well being’ jet stream that flows through humanity cannot stop while we are still alive. Only if we become more conciousous of its presence we can be in a state of complete joy. It’s right in front of our eyes, we just have to open your eyes and become more receptive to it.

In this blog, I am going to try to put things into perspective.

I will be using the size reference pics originally published at the following site:

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Did we get the big picture, now! You are not even a size of a tiny microbe in the cosmos, but our worries become larger than the Universe itself. This is because humans aways stay in the state of self indulgence. Our minds creates the world for us, and hides from us the awareness about the entirety of things; this may be part of mind’s function to enable humans to survive (maybe part of evolution as well). And we therefore, most of the time don’t see the big picture, because may be our mind is not developed enough to extract the differences and understand what is more important to each individual. And evolution may take its own course. But we can step ahead, if we already know what is good for us and what is not, and never let these things go out of focus.

The best video to watch for is Apple Computer’s Founder Steve Job’s “How to live before you die” [Stanford University, 2005].

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I have encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything all external expectations, all pride, all fear of expectations or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving what is truly important.

Remembering that you going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.

You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

Steve Jobs, Apple

We have choices in our life that only we take (the importance of choices have been well illustrated in Steven Covey book-The 7 habits of highly efficient people). These choices become part of our free will, and noone can tamper with free will, so since you made your decisions in you life, you should take responsibity for your success and failure.

You can chooose to be happy all the time, if you always remain concious. There are no worries in this world powerful enough to stop you from living a happy life at all times.

Vishal Akhouri