Personal Growth - One step at a time
by Megha Bajaj
Megha is, above all, a seeker. These days she
is attempting to find herself in the role of a teacher
through the online writing course designed by her.
Contact: email@example.com After marriage I had put on a lot of weight. Ten kilos in six months to be precise! I used to try to stuff myself into my old clothes but none would fit. Those slim fit jeans, those halter tops – all seemed to belong to someone else. I began to dislike looking at myself in the mirror as all I could see were rolls of unrequired fat. I felt embarrassed each time someone commented on my growing bulge. I wanted to get into a workout routine, I wanted to eat healthier, I wanted to think right – I wanted to shed all the excess weight as soon as possible. However, I was so overwhelmed by the prospect of losing 10 kilos that I ended up doing nothing about it.
Then one day I read an interview with a great spiritual master who is playing a significant role in bringing meditation to the world. When asked how he had achieved so much, that too at such a young age, he said, “I never thought of numbers… I just woke up each morning and did what I had to do.” This line inspired me so much that I realised that rather than looking at the final goal and feeling discouraged by the size of it, I needed to begin, just begin, somewhere.
Rather than getting into an intensive workout routine which I could never sustain, I began with half an hour of walk each day. Instead of telling myself to cut down on all fatty products, I just decreased the intake by a little. Slowly, steadily, as I kept going, I began to see results. Small ones to begin with and significant ones over time. In just six months’ time, I was back to my original size, looking healthier and more toned than ever before. I felt energised. I felt rejuvenated. And I felt empowered by this terrific insight!
|In just six months’ time, I was back to my original size, looking healthier and more toned than ever before. I felt energised. I felt rejuvenated. And I felt empowered by this terrific insight!|
Do you think that the young lawyer who was thrown off at the platform in England, actually believed he would become the father of the nation? No. But he woke up each morning and did what he had to. All Edmund Hillary did was that he kept climbing, he kept doing what he had to, until he realised there was no more of the Everest to climb. You want to become healthier? Do what you can do today. You want to become wealthier? Do what you can do today. You want better relationships? Do what you can do today. No matter what my dreams are, if I can set the goal at the distance and focus on what I have to do right now, I will reach it. Life will conspire to ensure I reach it. I want to start spiritual schools across the world. Can I begin with teaching five kids in my building meditation? Sounds do-able! I will let you know where it takes me. For today, I will do what I have to do.
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Subject: Excellent writings - 13 June 2012
I am very happy to read the writings of Megha. Her article has played a important part in my life. I started reading her article from Frozen Thoughts. Lucky i found her in LIFEPositive. Great to read her article. I thank my parents in provideing me education in reading these artcles. < More...
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