My grandmother used to tell me great stories. She passed away 21 years back. Yesterday I wanted to converse with her. I wanted to thank her for all those funny and inspirational stories. I wanted to listen to her again. . . . .
Flash back to Year 1978. . I was six years old then. . . I tried to remember the colour of my shirt, the place where i kept my cricket bat(a sport i used to love), the balcony where my grandmother used to wrap me in her loving hands and tell me all those wonderful stories. . . . I could faintly remember those cherished moments. . . . . My memory had probably let me down. . .
Over the years i met many people. Some of them have died and many still alive. . . . I meet many more people everyday and interact with them. . . I call these Experiences of my life. . . I am thirty four years old. I remember some of my experiences and some i do not. Which of these experiences are real? The ones i can recall or those ones i cannot for i know for certain that they too existed. . .
Memories are deceptive. Memories cheat you. Memories lie to you. Let me give you an example. Try to recall the colour of your dress you wore the day before your sixth birthday. Chances are you probably cannot recall even a single event which occurred during that day. The reason is simple. You trust your memory to validate real experiences. You use your memory as an instrument for differentiating between real and unreal. Yet common sense and logic would prove to you that you did exist a day before your sixth birthday. . It is not memory which proves this fact it is logic and reasoning. . . .
Your memory does not reveal to you everything. It only reveals what you can recall . The rest it hides from you. If someone told you that you were a tiger two hundred years back how can you prove him wrong? You cannot. . . . . You might say " I cannot recall this event at all and it does not make logical sense at all. . . . " But just as logic and common sense proved to be much more effective than your memory in the above example, there is something more powerful than logic which runs this universe. Logic and common sense have constructed boundaries beyond which it cannot grow. It has a limit. But this universe has no boundaries, it is like the blue sky, limitless. . . The only reason the universe exists is because it loves to grow. . . The universe is greater than logic and common sense and so we need a tool which is far more greater than the mind to realise this universe. . . .
Memories sucks. . Logic and common sense have no entry as you dig further deep in. You have to leave your intelligence behind if you want to knock at the door of the creator of the universe. You can be happy thinking about the fact that you are many times good looking and greater than a donkey but who knows you might have been a donkey as you evolved. . . . .
Think about it. . .
You have to take pride that you have risen from an amoeba to an ant to a donkey to a tiger and finally to a human being. You have scaled great heights my dear friend and a peak is waiting for you? Leave your memory and common sense behind, you can reach faster, quicker and swifter. . . Someone is waiting for you at the top. . .
Lecturer, entrepreneur and Fortune 500 business consultant, Vish Writer is the author of the Amazon No 1 bestseller, “The Joy of Becoming God". Visit him at Spiritual Simplicity
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