Finding joy in the ordinary

The craze to be extraordinary is ordinary. To be ordinary is extraordinary.

Published: 16th October 2013 09:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th October 2013 09:28 AM   |  A+A-

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The craze to be extraordinary is ordinary. To be ordinary is extraordinary.

The ego wants to be extraordinary. Learn to renounce it. Learn to enjoy doing the ordinary with extraordinary awareness. Creativity has nothing to do with work but everything to do with the quality of awareness.

The quality of thankfulness, joy, and deep awareness is true creativity. Life consists of events but the ego wants big events and decides that fulfilment is possible only through big events.

Ego decides which are big or small events. The presence of this joy is life, the nirvana. Absence of this joy is death, the ‘samsara.’

Life is ever fresh. Love is always new. Mind with its ego is always old. Hence ego and love do not meet. If you live life through ego, you are really an old person. Life can be known and truly tasted only without the ego. With ego life tastes bitter. Bitterness comes from ego and not life.

‘My wife taught me to accept both birth and death,’ said a person to his master.

‘Now I will teach you what lies between birth and death,’ advised the master.

Enjoy doing the ordinary with extraordinary awareness.

Swami Sukhabodhananda is the founder and chairman of Prasanna Trust. He is a respected spiritual leader who is often referred to as the ‘Corporate Guru.’

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