It’s been 1 year this week – been out of the “usual” conventional career. 🙂
This short story really inspired me and definitely is one of the reasons why I am doing what I am doing today! 🙂
Bawa (For those who don’t know, he is the director of YES!+ and WAYE, the youth wing of The Art of Living along with Dinesh bhaiya) shared this story in one of his YES!+ sessions. Though not exactly what he said, thought would share it with you all!
The story goes on like this –
There were 2 neighbours, we’ll name them – Kamal and Vimal. Kamal had a pet dog, name it – chintu. One night, Chintu kept howling throughout the night. Vimal was not able to sleep and got perplexed. The next morning, really irritated that he cannot take it anymore, Vimal decided to go to Kamal’s house to find out the reason. He goes to Kamal’s gate, opens it and finds Chintu sitting in a corner and howling. Rather surprised, He asked Kamal “why is he howling and crying sitting in a corner?” For which Kamal replied “it’s because he is sitting on a needle”. Vimal was even more shocked – “Oh God! But, if he is sitting on a needle why doesn’t he get up and move out of the place? Why is he howling and going through the torture?” Kamal smiles and replies saying “Because… it is not paining him enough!”
Got it??!! I did :-)…
I got my “dream” job as soon as I completed my final year. First year was awesome fun… I got to spend “my” money, how much ever I wanted to, didn’t have to ask anyone for going anywhere, stayed away from parents in Bengaluru, also got to come back anytime I wanted to. But, after that first year, it was the dog story… till I decided to do something about it. 🙂
After a year at work, though I got really bored and irritated, I did not attempt to do anything about it for a long time – Reasons:
1. I didn’t even realize I was going through the pain, since everyone around me was in the same plight.
2. I did not have the guts to quit my job and do something new- “FEAR” – ohhh!!! what will I do if I am not successful in something I take up? Then I’ll not even get a job after that! 😦
3. I could hardly think of any innovative ideas to start of with something, if not for my job, as almost all the time I was at office!
AAAhhhh!!!! It was bad! Even now, I cannot imagine how people willingly go through this even though they know they are sitting on a big strong sharp pin!
Am just completing a year of being with YES!+ and Art of Living full-time… The year passed at a very fast pace, I cannot imagine that it’s been a year! Each month with a lot of HAPPIEST happenings!!! Best learning’s happened last year – somethings that I think would have only learnt after 10 years of work experience in a company. Best in all learning was that I can survive HAPPILY even without a penny in my account! 🙂
Am just full of gratitude for all that has happened – all those I met, all those I meet, everybody!!! I cannot stop feeling grateful to all those who have made me what I am today! 🙂
I have heard a lot of Guru stories. If I look back, my life has been a Guru story every moment and continues to be so… Want to tell you all of that… but not now :P… Will post on it soon, only if you all want to know! 🙂 😉