Tuesday, July 14, 2009

When life comes full circle

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

9 comments:

Megha said...

True, some things are beyond our control, and sometimes these are the life turner. That's when one can't stop worrying, the mantras and lectures of management gurus turn useless.

DRIVEN said...

Too true my friend. some things are really beyond control of our hands and i don't have anything of my life in control. Still one wishes that LIFE gifts us something for which we don't have to struggle. Like a beautiful surprise.

Tarun Mitra said...

I do agree with you both, Megha and Driven, somethings are beyond our control. And these are the things for which no preparation can be done.

shivani said...

Hmm Tere andar itna dimag hai ki tu itne ache ache articles likh leta hai
sahi hai yar

Raghu Menon said...

Thanks for the visit and your comments...

Anonymous said...

this is Life...always expect the unexpected....the more u plan it...it will end up giving you new surprise.....and this is the best part of taking each day as it comes...
Sonali B

Mridula said...

Tarun as they say, this too shall pass?

Shubhra said...

This one is for me..!!! I was able to see myself while reading the same... I always start from a scratch.. but anyways!! this one is really real thing.. somehow somewhere happen with all....!!

Tarun Mitra said...

@Sonali, Raghu, Mridula, Shubhra...
thanks for commenting and sharing your views...thats life