Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Enjoy The Coffee!

A group of friends visited their old university professor.

Conversations soon turned into complaints about growing 'STRESS' and 'TENSION' in life.

The professor offered them coffee. A while later he returned with coffee in different kinds of cups (glass cups, crystal cups, shining ones, some plain looking, some ordinary and some expensive ones.)

When all of them had a cup in hand, the professor said: "If you noticed, all the nice looking & expensive cups are taken up, leaving-behind the ordinary ones. This is where the problem lies. Every one of you wanted the best CUP, & that is the source of your STRESS & TENSION. What you really wanted was "coffee" and not the "cup"! But everyone still went for the best cup.”

He continued, “Friends, life is like coffee; jobs, money, status, etc are the cups. They are just TOOLS to hold and contain life. Don't let the CUPS drive you. Enjoy the COFFEE! Sometimes, isolation from competition and being remote from the rat race teaches us some valuable lessons in life. Solitude gives you the privacy to be physically alone for some time with your thoughts. What we lack is people with vision. We lack thinkers - people who can think for themselves and formulate new directions!"

He continued, "Solitude, my dear friends allows us to concentrate on who we are and what we really want. It is a long, uninterrupted talk with oneself. It helps us to gather ourselves and focus. In solitude we ask ourselves - 'Am I really happy?' You know your secrets the best. It is okay to have doubts. Self introspection helps in finding oneself. Truly speaking, all of us are lonely in this competitive world, at such times what we really have is our own self! It is okay to be alone, but not okay to be lonely. Solitude is the best society, sometimes."

What do you run after? CUP or COFFEE?

P.S: This post is for IndiSpire in response to ~


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