A journey has always a beginning and an end… If we concentrate on the destination, instead to enjoy the whole journey, we lose a lot.
Similar did Amma (Mata Amritanada Mai Devi) with us, when we were traveling with Buses through India, then we stopped ca. 5 to 20km in front of our destination and could not get our baggage down and to move inside of our rooms… Sometimes we had even on the journey for over 24 hours in cram-full buses …
My ego was impatient like crazy to get the things done, I had to buy my fruits… it was just like the movie: The Fugitive (with Dr. Richard Kimble)
It is an escape from our live to the death … We have to do it… instead that we concentrate that we are happy and fulfilled in this moment. Don’t run behind anything (Zen). Even everything looks imperfect and not ready. Still we should do our tasks in a relaxed way.
If we hear music do we concentrate only on the end, or do we enjoy the whole song…? How is it, that our life becomes a Symphony or a Raga?
When Prof. Graf Dürkheim lived in Japan, he made a test with the Japanese, he drew a circle and didn’t close the circle. Then he put the paper with the circle and the pen on the table when he was sitting with some Japanese… Nothing happened … when he did this with the Europeans, then everybody was attempted to close this circle…
Graf Dürkheim understood something… the Here and Now. Everything is perfect right now.
Our world is perfect now and we can not make our world perfecter… This means we can relax right now and don’t have to do …
All these world improvements doesn’t lead to a better world, mainly it is making everything worse. If we see these so called wars against dictatorships done from the USA… Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Korea… made everything worse, or we see the Western World is destroying the culture and health of the undeveloped countries in order to develop the countries… See the you tube: TED talk or CN Talk: Bill Gates vaccination program is used to reduce the population (links at the end) ….
If we see our life personally, what improvements had really done well over time and how much time we have wasted on such improvements… Instead to love our spouse, children….
The Chinese proverbs made it simple, if the improvement is not 10 times better then let it…. Enjoy your life right now.