"If you want to go East, don't go West." – Ramakrishna

It seems so obvious to say "if you want to go in one direction, don't go in the opposite on" does not it? Evidence "la Palice"-style. However if you notice, what is obvious to recognize it is not so obvious to do. Want examples?

  • – Ask 100 people if they would like to have $1 million in the bank. How many answer 'yes? Probably everyone or nearly. What do these people do with their money? They use it in day-to-day and spend a little, or very little, in a magazine or a night out or a snack or on holidays.
  • – Ask other 100 people if they would like to have more health, love, personal, material and / or spiritual fullfilment. Then check how many are actually doing something to achieve the realization of these desires. Little or none.

Check this for yourself in relation to your desires.

You can do the math to the whole world, if you want to draw conclusions: how many are the people who want one thing, but their actions lead them in another completely differnet direction: 95% of the population. If you want to go East don't go West.

Now read the powerful phrase of today, again.

What is this mystery in human nature that makes us want one thing and do another? See the obvious and yet do the opposite? Would not it be easier to walk in the direction we want?

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