“Destiny is not a matter of chance,
it is a matter of choice;
it is not a thing to be waited for,
it is a thing to be achieved.”
– Winston Churchill
All those years in the Ashram, my entire life actually, I never thought in terms of how much money I was getting for my efforts. My sights were always set on something much more meaningful. It was about my life.
“What am I doing with my life”, I always asked. It must have meaning, purpose, real value… a value that is not measured in dollars and cents. It must transcend dollars and cents.
In the Ashram, we worked hard in the name of a higher purpose. The idea that we were not “getting paid” never, ever crossed my mind. For me, the motivation was a purposeful life. That completely transcended the idea of committing my soul’s life force to mere money.
Someone recently commented to me that we can’t expect too much from the Ashram participants because, after all, they are not being paid. Such thinking astounds me. Paid with what!? Money? Does the value system not surpass dollars and cents? What do people who think in such terms have to show for their life?
And we wonder why the world is in such dire straights. Just look at the value system people adhere to.
I choose to have nothing to do with that. My commitment is to something far greater, far more laudable, far more enduring.
There are many currents in the ocean of life. You align with the one of your choice. I choose the one that offers something of enduring value to show for my life at the end of my life.
I invite you to join me.
What you offer can not be measured in a dollar value!
Brahmarshi that being said, hoping for more news about the Kaivalya Deep Dive Six-Month Course. I will have to quit my jobs at the Hospital to come. I have discussed with family (except the Mom). Whenever there is news, please post. Feel a strong call to be there, but then again always feel a strong call to be there yesterday. And thank you also to all the dedicated Ashram people. Humbled and in gratitude for all they do as well. Jai Guru Dev.
Thank you Brahmarshi!! Atleast i know that im not crazy now when i tell my parents why i wish to join the Ashram, and that money doesnt matter to me. And because what im doing will be for a deeper purpose and will be much more meaningful than just getting a paycheck every week…