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

DON’T TRY, DO”.

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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