How is a young man defined?
To be young means, to be energetic, means to be open. Oscar Wilde had said, youth is lost on the young. Do you understand its meaning? That we only turn young in the body. Either we remain a child throughout life or enter old age directly, bypassing the real youth.
Am I just dancing to the tunes of the external world in this life? Is there something really mine. One doesn’t need to go and read books to see ‘How am I living?’ One just needs to look at oneself, one’s actions with clarity. Always, buffeted by doubts, queries, insecurities, confusions.
Wherever I am, I am actually never there. Strained between the pulls of the past and the pulls of the future. Let us first look at our life.
When we honestly do this, only then will I realize that life is precious. I am important. And it cannot be wasted away like this. There must be something more to life. But that wholeness, that completeness, which life deserves, that you can give to it only when you first realize the incomplete, the fragmented, the divided, ways in which we are living.
First, become sensitive to your own suffering. Only then there is the possibility to go beyond it and live a rich, full, joyful, energetic life. First, we have to really understand this state of ours.
But we have become so accustomed to our own misery, that we have no realization, no sensitivity left to ourselves.
My request to everyone is, become a little more sensitive to yourself. Don’t be so cruel. We are utterly cruel towards ourselves. We do not even know how we are feeling. Given our so-called emotions, are nothing but conditioned reactions.
Become a little more sensitive, become a little more responsive towards yourself!
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