- The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2, Verse 67
Whenever we are very pulled in any one direction… which will happen if we are feeling too gravitated towards a particular situation or person, then in that case- we tend to get so involved that we are not able to maintain a calm within our self, we are not able to maintain the required distance to view the situation (or person) objectively and do what is correct and necessary.
Our thinking and because of that our actions are going to be driven by the pull… the emotion of that situation.
By the same token, if we are to wait some time to respond. I.e. allow our self to first feel calm and balanced (centered within our self) and then re-evaluate what happened, our action, their action and so on… then most of the time, we will be able to find trigger points from our own action which probably resulted in their behavior.
This can be a helpful learning opportunity for us!
This week reflect on the above shloka and see what other meanings come up for you. What are some of the other interpretations that you feel more in tune with your own life situation.
And above all, I hope that you will take the wisdom from this shloka, and utilize its guidance- not just for this coming week, but for all the times ahead…