Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached – Says Swami Vivekananda. Who was he? An Indian monk. But why was he entitled by this respect of calling him a Swami? To the one who was so naughty in his childhood that his mother said, “I prayed to Shiva (God) for a son and he has sent me one of his demons”. Because he just didn’t preach but first himself practiced of what he wanted the world to follow and then made sure that then everyone can follow.
Arise – from your fears, from your own prejudices, from other’s viewpoints, from procrastination,from the inner voices that pulls your bedsheet upon your face everytime you hear that alarm clock rings which last night you have only set expecting a better tomorrow.
Awake – from the hypnotized state of mind, from the slumber which has enveloped you, from the sleep which has closed your eyes of face as your mind. It’s time to awaken one’s mind as well as soul to liberate them.
And Stop Not – Do not make this a one time exercise or twice in a week class which will reforms you. The key is to stop not. To be persistent. To be continuous in efforts. To understand what Daily means. Day by day. Everyday.
Yes it’s very very difficult but as well explained by Robin Sharma in his books, every change or a reform is difficult in the beginning, messy in the middle and beautiful in the end. To become beautiful we need to choose what’s difficult. Always remeber, it’s the hammering on a coal that makes it a diamond!!
All the best for your success. Please share what keeps you away from what you want to achieve?