My journey is still in progress and there is a long way to go


Some questions regarding life remains unanswered. I really do not know what my ultimate goal is. Every day new spheres open up. Every day, my expectations reach newer levels. This is life. Our journey on the walks of life is perhaps immeasurable by any norms. It is a journey in progress and there is a long way to go.

We have aims in our lives. We want to be successful. We want to attain financial stability. We wish to have a peaceful family life. All said and done, the journey of life never ends, perhaps till we meet our end.

Stagnancy is a vice

Stagnancy is a vice. That is the way I would like to express it. Once you are complacent, you are done for. Complacency brings onto you the seeds of self-destruction. If you ever think that you have achieved everything in your life that is the point you will start to lose everything you have acquired through hard work. I guess, complacency is generated through arrogance, pride and ego. At a point of time, an individual, who has been successful, may start to think that he or she knows everything and there is nothing further to do. I would term that as stupidity, because, there is always something new to know. That knowledge can only be acquired if the journey of your life towards attaining something new is on progress.

Yes, ‘rolling stones gather no moss’. We learnt that in our school. That is the eternal truth about life. In Sanskrit, there is a term – Charaibati – it means to keep on moving. The Indian philosophy, from the ancient times, when it came to existence, had laid importance on the need to keep moving on, in search of newer knowledge. A journey may come to a halt, momentarily, but it never ends. There is always another path to be taken up. Of course, the choice is yours whether you want to carry on or not, but, it is sensible and advisable to not to stop.

Like a rolling stone

Speaking of my journey still in progress, I have ever set my goals to stop anywhere. This has made my life more challenging and adventurous as well. Like a rolling stone, I have set on towards the unexplored roads, the avenues that have never been walked or the subways, few have dared to take. Yes, the journey has never been easy, but the successes have never been sweeter too. In between the completion of one journey and the beginning of another, I have judged myself that what have I gained and always found out that what I have gained cannot be measured, the wealth of knowledge that has been rewarded upon me can only be felt in the inner core of the heart.

The word success, at one point of time becomes immaterial. I may sound spiritual, but that is how it is. That is our goal in actuality, when we understand that there is a long way to go, always, and, there are a lot of things to be learnt, always.