The article in today’s cosmic uplink section of economic times argued the type of goal. And I, in agreement with the post, infer that most of us have more of self centric goals than even a decimal of self realization goal. The phenomenon of self realization evades fear of failure and sense of comparison to which we refer as competition. You will always be in competition with you and more will always be less because realizing self is like realizing universe.
“I am playing with moist sand and trying to make a home.
The shores are wet and the waves are near
When I try to save home I waste time
When I try to save time, I need time
The sun reminds me to pack up
With a success or without
Because, a home of sand is not to live
Finished or unfinished
I have to leave
What is the loss or what is the gain
It is fun only if it’s a game”
The word ‘Goal’ is important here too. The sense of accomplishment will depend on your goal; whether it is to make a home of sand or just to enjoy at the beach.
Who you want to be; a mother Teresa, a Bill Gates or a Sachin Tendulkar? Or you want to be just you? What goal are you setting? Did these people set some goal before being visible? Is there any correlation between my goal and theirs? Confused?
Now it is easy to understand why goal of mother Teresa is (yes ‘is’, not ‘was’ ) more universal and perpetual than a goal of an ordinary person who wants everything in life quickly by any means. You will also understand the level of self actualization a mother gets, being a mother, while upbringing her kid or kids.
‘More will always be less’ is search of self. But it does not mean that you need to understand whole of universe first to understand you. We have adequate knowledge and opportunity to explore love and happiness around us. Self actualization will automatically take place.