If with your heart and soul, you are going daily or frequently to temple, mosque, church, Gurdwara or any place which you feel is the place you perform your religious worship, it is good from religious point of view. But your practice would become superior if you simultaneously perform your duties for which your God wishes you to perform apart from worshiping Him. I believe that God does not ask you only to worship Him every time, He wishes that you must perform your duties towards humanity too, that is proper looking after your dependents, meeting your natural requirements appropriately and helping the needy as your own capacity permits so and in doing so, you are not obliging anyone. If you feel so, you are not superior to Animals who think about themselves only. Some species are also there, who look after their off-springs only but that for some time only. Human beings are supposed to look after others also as and when required.
For human beings, it is proper that utmost importance be attached to the performance of their duties. When you are doing any work, do not think of anything beyond. Do it as the highest worship, and devote your whole life to it for the time being. Whatever our sphere of work or place in our organizational hierarchy, few among us would describe our jobs as being easy. Preoccupied with what we have to do from one workday to another, we have little time to reflect on whether we have got the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ right.
When agonizing over right and wrong; when choosing the easy compromise over a more complicated but possibly better option, our well founded belief acts as a benchmark. He who is overcautious about himself faces danger at every step; he who is afraid of losing honor and respect gets only disgrace; he who is afraid or loss, always loses. Overcoming the fear of losing, not worrying incessantly about what the workplace universe may think of you, try to work for work’s sake.
You must avoid looking wistfully, or with bitterness at what seem like more relevant and rewarding roles than your own. No man can long occupy a position for which he is not fit. By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, which is our hands now, we make ourselves stronger, and improving our strength in this manner, we may reach a state in which is shall be our privilege to do the most coveted duties…you’ll get what you deserve, not what you desire; so work primarily to change what you deserve and the rest will follow.
A calm perspective yields contentment as opposed to the contentment as opposed to the feeling of dissatisfaction that often overwhelms us at work. We find ourselves in the position for which we are fit, and if one has some capacity above another, the world will find that ‘We are ourselves. We determine what our duties are to a much larger extent than we are willing envy, which kills the kindliness of the heart.
In the course of moving up the professional ladder, you are tempted to agree more with yourself. Then, comes the inclination to bring others into your fold, and convert them to your point of view. We must first form character, and results will come of themselves… be in no hurry to give your thoughts to others. First have something to give! Know Truth for yourself, and there will be many to whom you can teach it afterwards; they will all come.
We first need to improve on what we have to give, and not hasten to teach or preach, believing we have learnt enough. If we hone our skills and build our character, those who wish to acquire them from us will come of their own accord; we need not rush to act as dispensers of wisdom. Let’s make a beginning by improving ourselves first to that extent that some one may like to follow us. We must treat our workplace also as place of our worship, and attend our duties as sincerely as we do our religious activities. It will remove the difference between our action and our beliefs. It will bear rewards definitely.
Be Happy – Your Workplace is Your Temple