3 Little Words That Make a Big Difference….

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Three little words that grip you by the shoulders and shake you out of your slumber.

What are they? No, that’s not the three words.  The three words I am talking about are


We are always ‘trying’, trying to lose weight, trying to get fit, trying to change life style, trying to even attain liberation.  Now is there really such a thing called ‘Trying’?

We either “Do” or we “Don’t”

But in ‘trying, we create such a drama between “Do” or “Don’t”?

The emotional struggles,

The battles of the will brutally slashing at choices as they present,

The half-hearted attempts at doing something we have to whilst drooling at what we want to – crying like a baby being pulled away from its favorite toy,

Wanting to move to what I want to do whilst stuck in what I have to do,

Trying to do what I have to with all eyes firmly fixed on what I want to do,

Frustrated, stuck, knowingly choice less, caught in a time warp –

Is that what “Trying” is?

“Trying to Do” – chains me down.  Either I Do or I Don’t, what is this “Trying” business?

“Trying” buys me time.

A tiny gap between ‘Do’ or ‘Don’t’ that gives me hope to hang on to, a justified satisfaction that at least “I am Trying”, an anticipation that there is always a tomorrow, ignoring the preciousness of the moment unfolding and indulging in a future that may never come.

Is that what “Trying” gives me – a false sense of security in my known mortality?

“Trying” is a false and imaginative lifeline to make permanent a guaranteed impermanance.

So, for today, I have decided to live by the words – “Don’t Try, Do”.

What ever it is that I have to, want to, need to, should, must, – anything, I just DO, not TRY TO DO. There is no next moment to TRY – all I have is this moment and I can “JUST DO IT” (Nike Ad has a lot of wisdom in it)  in the moment.

That is what liberates me, frees me from my mental and emotional struggles, gives me peace of mind and a heart full of love.

Try it – Oops, Sorry, “DON’T TRY, DO”

Join me.

Pick up what ever it is and once you picked it up, “DON’T TRY, DO”

Leave a comment to tell me how you went.

With Love and Respect

Padma Ayyagari

About Padma Ayyagari

I am a Human Values Activist, passionate about and trying to live steeped in Spirituality. I live with the knowledge that Love is the undercurrent of all human life. I believe in Unity of Faiths, Unity in diversity and try and live my life with unity in thought, word and deed. Helping others to lead a life of practical spirituality that will give peace of mind is my passion and life purpose.
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