Perception:What it is and What it can be?

Many times we face situations which are really uncomfortable mentally for us. These situations are the ones that shape our mindset.

So, either you can be wise and improve after that situation or you can be wounded and all that will be decided by the way you perceive things in your life.

You need to learn to differentiate between what the situation really is and what you are making out to it. Even the worst thing in life can become a blessing if you know what to learn from the situation, in fact, it can strengthen your foundation.

I guess we can understand better with a story, so here it goes.

The story:

There was a girl who was 13 years of age. This was in Austria in 1939, the time when Hitler was going about picking up Jews and sending them to concentration camps. One fine morning, soldiers walked into their home. This was an affluent Jewish family of about 17 members, living in one large home. The soldiers came, occupied the house and took the adults and children away separately.

The 13-year-old girl and her 8-year-old brother were taken to a railway station. It was the beginning of winter. It was cold in Austria. Children of an affluent family, now on a railway station platform for three days, the parents gone and they did not know where, and soldiers with guns pointed at them. It was bad enough.

But children are miserable only for a little time. After that, they will find something to kick around and start having fun. So the boy started playing a little bit of football. After three days, a train came – a goods train, not a passenger train. Everyone was pushed into the wagons when the girl noticed that the little boy had forgotten his shoes.

She got mad with him and pinched and boxed his ears because without shoes, in the cold, things could get worse. At the next station, boys and girls were separated and taken away.

Five-and-half years later, in 1945, the girl came out of the concentration camp to discover that all the other members of the family had perished, including her little brother. At that moment, the only thing that she felt was that last moment that she had spent with him, how ugly she had made it for him. She had boxed his ears, punched him in the face and said ugly things because he had lost his shoes.

And this made her resolve, “From today, it does not matter whom I meet, any face that I see, I will speak to them in such a way that if this happens to be the last time I speak to them, I will not regret it.”

You can learn from any situation in life. Wisdom or wound, it is your choice.

What you did wrong can become your foundation for the future so that you can never go wrong and guide people in the same way.

As Swami Vivekananda said

Take Risks in Your Life If u Win, U Can Lead! If u LoseU Can Guide!

Just remember, there is always a way.

Reference:

Isha Foundation

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