During childhood, our parents, teachers and everyone told us to run. We started. And since, we all are running races – rat, cat, horse or whatever name you give it. But most of us are just running – with no awareness – either of ourselves – or of the race we are running!
No wonder so many of us feel lost so many times in our lives. When we walk looking at others, often we lose sight of the track we are on, and the direction we are headed to.
An interesting incident happened with me recently. Just two days ago, it was early morning and I was walking on a lonely road. On the way, I saw a young man walking briskly at a very good speed. I generally get ‘the calling’ 😛 to compete with every brisk walker when I am alone on a road. I got it here as well. On this occasion too, I just felt that I should speed up to catch and get past the fellow. I walked fast. Faster! Fastest! Yes, there was nobody else around but I felt as if I was walking at more than my quickest speed. He too kept increasing his speed. Or I felt so!
After almost twenty minutes, I got relieved as I had just walked past my competitor who himself was unaware of the competition he was having.
I won! I just defeated someone! But the best part appears next. I had already walked past my destination – where I had to go. Not a few steps! Almost by half a kilometer – six to seven minutes. Now, I had to return to be there where I actually wanted to go. We do it frequently – everywhere!
I felt proud when I walked past the other person. Or did I?
And if I did, of what use is this pride? I even missed to the beauty along the way. Here I was six minutes ahead.Makes not much difference! What if you went six months or six years ahead? Or, sixty years in case?
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