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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

LIFE AS GLASS OF WATER

Today while I was filling my glass with water to drink, I realized a very important thing and I decided to share here with you all. How wonderful it is to fill a glass of water to its maximum limit without water overflowing. Au contraire, how about filling the water in glass even after its full, the water will keep on coming out of the glass, a complete wastage, isn't it?

Now just imagine your life as a glass of water. You fill the water in the glass to its maximum limit and then either you consume it or stop filling it further, but if none of the things is applied the water will start overflowing. Our life is pretty much the same, the glass of our life get filled with many things that we should learn, its our duty to either consume it by learning the new things or stop filling it until we use what we have in our glass by learning at our own pace, otherwise the water will overflow out of the glass and so will be the knowledge that will be of no use to us, a complete wastage!!

There is also a different principle to learn from the overflowing glass of water, which is- its essential to first empty the fully filled glass of water, if we want to put the fresh water in it. Our mind should first flush out the old bad things or just erase them out of the memory first, to learn the new things that can make a difference to our life. So, its really important to never feel content with what you have instead its important to show willingness and determination to learn from all the fresh new things around. I m sure it will do wonders to our lives.

I sometimes amazingly wonder that there are so many small small things that unknowingly gives us such an important things to learn, the very significant lessons of life. It's just so amazing, we just have to keep our eyes open and look for the signal, isn't it ?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

how about a different perspective.let`s say .....pixels on my desktop...........greater the number of pixels..richer the pixels...wat i`m tryin to say is keep learnin new things to make the picture of life and humankind as rich as pssible.............and yep without omitting any thing............happy thoughts..........it was written in our class "A responsible person must learn what to be unlearnt by other's"-----RATHEE

Vivek Nanda said...

Beautiful thought Rathee, in-fact I liked it very much. You know I also read somewhere that - "a thought prevails a new thought", just witnessed the same :). Thanks for sharing it.

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

A very interesting thought! I think I really have to agree with this line especially - "its essential to first empty the fully filled glass of water, if we want to put the fresh water in it", very well said!!

Vivek Nanda said...

Thank you so much Julia, I m glad you found it interesting :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you .
A very powerfull thought .Very often we want to refill our mind with out emptying the previous thoughts. And result we fail in refilling .But it is also a great question How to evacuate the impure thoughts properly.

Vivek Nanda said...

Thanks dear anonymous, you raised an important question how to evacuate the impure thoughts properly. Well like water doesn't come out of the glass by itself, bad thoughts wont come out of us by itself. Now how you do it depends on you. The most easiest way is to ignore the bad thought and learn the good ones, after all god has given us volatile memory, which will refresh the way we want it, but of course there are many different ways everyone can try.

Anonymous said...

very well said to ignore bad thoughts n learn good ones....but in the process the feeling of gloominess still prevails...positive thoughts are sometimes hard to overcome the negative feeling

Vivek Nanda said...

@Anonymous, thanks for visiting here and sharing your views...may be your are right but like the dirty water can be thrown out of the glass at your will, the same can be done with the negative thoughts...after all its in the mind :-)

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