From some days I have been playing volleyball with our locality kids. I enjoy playing with these youngsters and it also keeps me fit. And it also eases my tensions which I have been feeling for some days as I am building my dream home. It is a pain in the ass to maintain everything from the accommodation of the construction workers to deal with the bank.
Yesterday in the volleyball field I was playing with fierce. I tried every ball to hit hard and to ramble it like a bomb. And guess what I missed most of it miserably and was very ashamed. Then a player from my team who is of the age of my son got the ball and placed it smoothly in a gap. And we got the point. Then he told me with a pleasant smile, “you don’t have to hit hard the ball every time”. His words clicked my mind and heart. How true this young fellow is! I tried to slow my pace and instead of hitting hard I was just focusing on the placement of the ball.
Life can be very hectic sometimes. It is designed in this crazy-paced world to be busy all the time. Just an earthquake hit in my area while I was writing and we everyone yelled ‘horrible’ or ‘hori bol’. I don’t know it is the tradition to tell those words when an earthquake comes. But the main thing is that a natural disaster can happen anytime, anywhere. We all are very much vulnerable to the forces of nature. Therefore, why shall we be in a hurry? Slow your pace friend. In Mahabharata, Lord Sri Krishna told his disciple cum friend Arjuna,
“Don’t worry and do your duty without any expectations. Because expectations create anxiety and stress. Rather remember that you will get the desired result sooner or later when you will do your duty with full mind and heart.”
It is a very effective cure for all the tensions, depression and frustration. You have to try your best to do every job and leave the rest to the Lord. He will divide whether you are ready to receive that or not. Remember that you will not get anything if you’re not ready.
Jesus Christ in the Bible says, “G ahead if you must with this foolish pace and when you are worn out I will offer my healing. But I can make your life so rich if you will slow down now and live and move and have your being in me. God moves imperturbably, slowly, and with perfect organization. The only wise rate at which to live is God’s rate. God gets things done and they are done right and he does them without hurry. He neither fumes nor frets. He is peaceful and therefore efficient. This same peace is offered to us– “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you…” (John xiv.27.)
Whenever I read the above message of Lord Jesus my mind immediately calms down and slow my pace. It instantly gives relief and brings contentment to my life. You should try it too. You will be surprised how peaceful you will be and living the life with the God’s rate.