Do not get too busy in doing hard work, have some scope to look around for the way to incorporate smart work 😉
Let’s be real. The best ideas often don’t win. If you’ve ever been in a meeting with senior management, you’re likely familiar with this scenario: A roomful of employees listen to a loud and assertive executive pitch his new product idea—one that he claims will drive sales north. After his spiel, one person agrees “100 percent” with everything the exec says. Two or three people are reluctant to speak, scared to disagree or suggest better ideas, partly because their past ideas have been reprimanded.
Every place you are in has a different impact on the mind. Even in your house you can see that you feel differently in different rooms. A place where there there has been singing, chanting and meditation has a different influence on the mind. Suppose you like a particular place; you may find that a little later it will not be the same.
Time is also a factor. Different times of the day and year have different influences on the mind.
Different types of food that you take influence you for several days.
Past impressions- Karmas- have a different impact on the mind. Awareness, alertness, knowledge and meditation all help erase the past impressions.
Associations & actions, or the people and events you are associated with, also influence your mind. In certain company your mind behaves in one way and with others in a different way.When you do something which you are good at, you feel more relaxed and peace of mind, however if you do things which you do not like, you mind is not focused and energy seems to scattered around.
For better productivity, you can try a place you like, with a group of people you feel comfortable, then try to have some nice food together and try some fun activities, like games, dance, signing, meditation, study or work together.
While doing work there are three types of doers.
1. A Sattvik doer
2. A Rajasik doer
3. A Tamasik doer
You have to see, which category you come into at this moment. It is not going to be the same all the time, it changes.
Who is a Sattvik doer? A Sattvik doer is one who, whether work has happened or not happened, whether success or failure, they have not lost their enthusiasm. Utsaha means Enthusiasm, and dhriti is that something which uplifts you and upholds you. That which sustains life and prana, the presence of that energy is a Sattvik Karta (doer).
The second type of doer is a Rajasik doer, one who is always interested in the outcome. He is so attached to the outcome that if something goes up he jumps up to the ceiling, and if something goes down he goes down along with that. He feels totally destroyed when things don’t happen, and when things happen, his ego gets a boost, ‘See, I did it’. This is a Rajasik doer. Though he does everything with a lot of passion, but along with the passion there is a lot of Rajas. Rajas means, there is a lot of anger, ego, a sense of challenge, etc. Have you had this experience, if someone doesn’t do something and you just challenge them, they immediately get up and say, ‘I take it as a challenge’. That sense of challenge is a Rajasik Karta.
The Tamasik doer is one who is doing it because of some pressure, or simple because he has to do it, not because he wants to do it. He thinks that everything is always bad. One who is always regretting, ‘Oh, I should have done electrical engineering ten years ago, I made a mistake’. My dear, you have already crossed those ten years, what is the point of regretting.
Often you will hear mothers tell their children, ‘Since 10 years I am telling you.’ Or a wife tells her husband, ‘It’s been 30 years of our marriage and you’re still like this.’ So, Vishaadi means regretful or remorseful, and Dhirga Sutri means anything you tell them they would say, ‘Oh, that is not possible. It is very difficult you know’. They beat around the bush so much and then come up and say how things cannot work. They finds everything difficult, everything hopeless. This is Tamasik Karta.
These are the three types of doers. See at this moment, in your mind, what type of a doer is coming up? How do you move from being a Tamasik Karta to a Rajasik Karta, and then to being a Sattvik Karta? This is the challenge and this is the path.