Article Summary by Michael Estlack, Director of Connectivity
In Sanskrit, the word Diksa takes on several meanings. One of which is “receiving what you get”, but doesn’t one always have to receive in order to get something? Not always. Take in point a relationship between a teacher and its pupils. The teacher may offer years worth of insightful information, but the pupil may only receive a portion of said information. The pupil is not open to receive everything they are being given.
So what does this mean for me?
So often in today’s society we focus on what we are not getting, rather than what’s already being offered to us. We hone our minds onto specific wants and if they don’t materialize, we feel unfulfilled. We feel these wants are warranted because who knows what we need more than ourselves. For instance, in times of struggle we may feel that financial support is what we need, but what if all that’s offered is love and support? Or in a relationship, we may feel our sexual needs aren’t being met and we are left with hugs and kisses? When we focus on what we are not getting, there is no room to receiving what’s being offered. This leads us down a road of resentment and discontentment.
How can we change?
As with most things, a simple change is perception is all that is required of us. If we can make it a habit to see what’s being offered to us, instead of what we feel we need, we can surely find a life of happiness and wellbeing. Life will never give us all that we want, but it usually gives us exactly what we need. We just have to find a way to see that for ourselves.
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