Life sometimes comes to a full circle, and repeats what you think have had lost in the sands to time. It occurs not once but many a times. When we usually get back to where we started, the very beginning itself. Any achievements we made till that time although stands, but are of no use.
Can anything be done about it? Well overwhelming answer from the ‘motivation experts’ will be ‘yes’ and common answer would be to take control of our lives. But what about the things which are beyond our control; a man can control his mind but cannot easily dominate the minds of others. What do you do then? Nothing! As Shreemad Bhagwat Geeta says “do your karma, and don’t worry about the fruit”.
One has to accept that, even though he can become master of his destiny and captain of his soul, but still his real tests lies when results are different from expected. Then this Captain has to commandeer his battered soul towards his new destiny.
And even though going through that beaten path again, the Captain and Master must accept one thing. The only person entitled to call himself a ‘Man’ is a person who has the courage to risk everything, and if he losses to start all over again.
To summarize I want to quote some lines from the famous Ruyard Kipling poem ‘If’
……If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";…..
…….If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!
© Tarun Mitra