There is only 1 rule to succeed in life – Be yourself. Too much of thinking can make you sick. And too much of emotions can also ruin your day. So you must be thinking, ‘How can anyone be anything except him/herself ?’ We all are being the best that we are, right ? No, we are not. Most of the times, we are either cerebral creatures or emotional creatures and sometimes a mix of the two. So, at the beginning, let’s define success. Everybody seems to be having their own ideas about it. In my definition, success is authenticity. How honest you have been with yourself and others. Let that come out. You see, no two trees are the same and no two humans are. We carry a distinct signature right from the time that we are born. And our only purpose in life is to discover who we are and then unleash it on the world. The day you realize yourself, you realize God.
So, the only thing we have to do is to turn inward and discover our Self. We all are beautiful creatures – children of that one single force which pervades everywhere. This realization is called Sankhya Yog. Once we start seeing God everywhere – inside and outside us – we move to the next step also called Karma Yog. (the yoga of work) In this part of our life, we dedicate ourselves to work for the sake of work and not expecting anything in return. Let all work that you do be an obeisance to God. This automatically leads us to Bhakti Yog. the yoga of devotion) This is an inner s taste of mind, where you reminisce (Smriti) God in everything that you see or do. This means that you are in a prayer mode 24 by 7. Beyond this is Gnana Yog. (the yoga of knowledge) In this mode, you realize the wisdom that has been evading you – that you and God are one.
Remember, there are no goal posts. The only thing that is required of you is to be yourself. And that means rediscovering the you that’s so cleverly hidden away from your sight. In this short lifetime, all we got to do is recollect our lost foundation. That we are spirit and not this body or mind. We are pure energy. Can we see this energy ? No we can’t. Like we cannot see electricity and wind and although we can feel their effect. If we try to run our life depending on the 5 senses that we have – we will only get a partial view of the world. And as you know, this is too little. We are not a stone of the big mountain – we are the mountain, itself. Senses just help us survive. The day we open ourselves to the great spirit that we are – we are born again. There are many tools by which we can make progress in this journey. One is the computer – on which I’m typing right now.
There are so many ways in which a computer can lead us towards realization. One category of software called the productivity tools are especially important. For example, Office which typically consists of a word processor, an advanced calculator called as spreadsheet, a presentation tool and an email processing software. Using all these software makes us more efficient. You get your spell checker, you don’t have to know what 1478 * 34 and finally you get to align your ideas in slides, pictures etc. There are many, many other useful programs which can track our behaviours, identify early signs of diseases, take care of our priorities and so on. The only thing that is expected of us is to learn the application. In the near future you will be talking to machines as if they were one of us. Intentionally or unintentionally, machines are helping us to be ourselves and this my friend is the age of revelation. The dawn of a new era. An age of Self discovery – for every single one of us.