Commitment

Last Sunday morning, read this very inspiring story of Hajabba who made a difference in the lives of 121(and counting) schoolchildren and the same very same edition of Indian Express had Guruji talking about commitment and about having a broad vision and larger commitment in life. The article by Guruji is something that I need to cut and keep it on my desk.

And then the same day I stumbled upon this in Jon Kabat Zinn’s book "Coming to Our Senses":

Until one is comitted, there is always hesistancy, the chance to draw back….Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: the moment one definitely comitts oneself, then Providence moves too. All sort of things occur to help that would never otherwise would have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision raising to one’ favor all manners of unforeseen accidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would come his way.Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

I keep on reflecting on Hajabba’s story……would he have even dreamt of being on the cover of a newspaper, forget being the man of the year and the material assistance that it brought to him?

I think a lof of us – including yours truly – do not really believe in ourselves to comitt ourselves to causes and/or have the passion, energy and drive to see them through to completion. Had it been the case, this initiative of mine wouldn’t have been dead and I am sure many of our dreams too wouldn’t have died a premature death. Maybe it is a case of Providence giving me the wakeup call on opportunities lost!

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