Life is offering help. Are you there to take it?

Acharya Prashant
4 min readMar 28, 2020

Life contains all the dimensions within it and is always ready to expose itself, reveal itself fully to us provided our eyes are open. The helper need not be a person, the helper is life itself but we do not see that helper because we are closed to life. Every moment is a multidimensional moment.

Every moment will tell you something that you do not know, provided that you are prepared to learn, provided your eyes are open, provided you are not smug in your belief that you already know.

How can life show you anything new if you have convinced yourself that you already know a lot?

Who is he who never learns anything?

The one who thinks that he is already very learned.

And all of us in some way have enclosed ourselves in the belief that we are already very learned. We think that we have experience behind us and that experience is the totality of the world. We rely a lot on our experience, on our past. Hence, when something new comes to us, first of all, we don’t notice it and even if we notice it, we dismiss it and if it presents itself very strongly to us, we resist it.

These are the ways of the defense of the ego: ignore it, dismiss it or resist it.

Someone asked me, ‘Will the new come to help me?’ The new is always knocking at the door. It is always there to help you. The question is not whether there are forces that want to help me or are there forces in my life that will come to help me. The question is wrongly put. The forces are always there, the helper is always knocking at the door. The real question must be, ‘Why am I not opening the door? Why have I kept the door bolted?’ And more importantly, ‘Why have I created a door? Why can’t I live in the open, freely? Why have I created protective walls around me?’

Do you know what are these walls?

These are the walls of our past, of our knowledge, of our limited experiences.

Our mind lives within these walls. Our mind says, ‘I already know what kind of job I want to do. I already know what is meant by a good career. I already know what is the importance of money. I already know what is meant by a respectable profession. I already know my definition of a good life…

Acharya Prashant