Why fear……

There are days when nothing goes right

  • the wind is so strong that I feel that yes even I can be blown away
  • I  have caught a cold and there are important issues to be dealt with
  • the kid throws a tantrum and so on

There are days when I realize that I have still not grown up

  • I throw a tantrum along with the kid
  • I just worry without knowing why I am worrying
  • I expect… well a lot can be expected..

There are days when I  realize

  • the safe haven that I think I live in is not really safe
  • that I am surrounded with jealousy and animosity
  • that I haven’t met the standards of my dear ones.

There was a time when I used to bother or think of all these and worry. Worry about how would I carry on amidst calamities-physical, emotional, climatic. Times when I would think how I will manage to be afloat when no one really understands me ( well can anyone really understand the other?). Time when I could not handle criticism or praise.

But I have moved on.

For all those times when I fear fear. For all THOSE times, today I just have the answer…Why fear when Krishna is there.    😀

Today I try to live by the dictum in the Bhagvad Gita 3.31

ye me matam idam nityam
anutisthanti manavah
sraddhavanto ‘nasuyanto
mucyante te ‘pi karmabhih

One who executes his duties according to My injunctions and who follows this teaching faithfully, without envy, becomes free from the bondage of fruitive actions.

Have a good week ahead people!!

B.G. Translation courtesy:asitis.com

20 thoughts on “Why fear……

  1. Easily said but well nigh difficult for folks like me to get the detachment and do one’s duty without expectations as offering to Krishna. One needs the grace of God,total faith in Him and purva janma punya to come to that state..
    But your writing is so nice and makes it seem easy

    • Hmmmm, practise is what is needed here.
      The mercy of the Lord is needed at every step, there is no doubt about it. But what we forget is that when we take 1 step towards Krsna, he takes 10 towards us. When we actually say Krisna here is an offering to u repeatedly… a point comes when we don’t have to make an effort, it comes naturally.

  2. I am facing all the negativities you have mentioned…all the time, I think. I always think that it would be so easy if somebody takes the burden off our shoulders and give us a boost. If I face too much stress, I have got this habit of chating ‘ram ram’ continuously within myself. It helps me to forget about the stress a bit at least. I use ‘rama…krishna..’ words all the time…Love the way you express yourself, Bhagya! If I keep on reading you, I might change myself a bit!

  3. Bhagyashree,

    It is over the years as one grows old that one understands that there is no need to fear such issues. That is when one realizes that one should put in best efforts but accept the result with calm.

    Take care

  4. True Bhagya! I have experienced all those days personally. Somehow, my faith is not as strong as yours and so I cannot place myself in someone else’s hands. But, I try to derive strength from within, from happy memories and from supportive shoulders.

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