There was a farmer who grew excellent quality wheat and every season he won the award for the best grown in his county.
One year a reporter from the local newspaper interviewed the farmer and learned that each Spring the man shared his seed with his neighbors so that they too could plant it in their fields…
“How can you afford to share your best wheat seed with your neighbors when they are entering their crops in the competition with yours?” the reporter asked….
“Why that’s very simple,” the farmer explained… “The wind picks up pollen from the developing wheat and carries it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior wheat, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of all the wheat, including mine. If I am to grow good wheat, I must help my neighbors grow good wheat”…
The reporter realized how the farmer’s explanation also applied to peoples’ lives in the most fundamental way… Those who want to live meaningfully and well must help enrich the lives of others, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy must help others find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all…
Mind is cunning. Mind is calculative. It gives us short term gain which is nothing but illusion, Maya. As soon as we follow the calculative mind we are creating destruction and damage for ourselves.
No one is responsible for our downfall. We are only responsible for our downfall. We always focus on what we can receive but never focus on what we can give?
If we can focus rightly like farmer what is return in investment then our paradium of giving will immediately change. We look everything as whole and not as compartment, division, fragment, with immediate return. As the reporter realize, we all as human being need to realize “Those who want to live meaningfully and well must help enrich the lives of others, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy must help others find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all…”
This will not only give us opportunity to live meaningful and responsible life with each other. But also we learn to live with each other that will be the first step to realize and acknowledge ourselves as a human being. This is the first step we will be able to take to grow in consciousness.
What is growing in consciousness?
Everything in the Universe is living linear life. Science has proved everything in the existence is vibration and has got emotions. Means happy-unhappy, love-hate, etc means dual. But only human being has got capacity to grow in consciousness, means moving from dual to non-dual. And the bridge between dual to non-dual is Enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Learning from story Excellent Quality Wheat: Be Enthusiastic
Enthusiasm a Key to Success:
A simple meaning for the word enthusiasm is to have a keen interest. It means you demonstrate an eagerness and a joy that fills you with energy. If you approach any task without enthusiasm, the task will be laborious. You will find yourself watching the clock waiting for the day to be over. You are just putting in time, bored, unhappy, and truly not enjoying life. But what a difference it makes when you are energized.
Things Become Easier:
But, with enthusiasm, any task becomes so much easier, you will find yourself wanting to finish the task not finish the day. If you start your day by dreading it, it will be a long day. But, if you find something you can be enthused about it will change your entire day! Sure there are things we all don’t like doing, but rather than focusing on what we don’t like, focus on what inspires us or on the good of what you are doing. And, there is always good in everything if we just look for it.
It Is Contagious:
Enthusiasm is contagious. When you work with enthusiastic people, you can’t help but be enthusiastic yourself. Enthusiasm spreads like wildfire. Think of people you have worked with. Usually, those who show enthusiasm are fun to work with and the tasks get done faster and with more fun. And, then they are those who have little enthusiasm, the task seems to take forever, while at the same time it usually brings you down.
This is true not just at work but also in your personal life. When you live with or hang around with people who show little enthusiasm it does rub off on you. When someone is constantly negative or someone who demonstrates no interest you will find that any task will be a chore. The other aspect, that is critical in my opinion, is the way children can pick this up. They pick up the ways and attitudes of their parents. Something as simple as cleaning the house can teach our children to grumble and complain, or it can teach our children to be enthusiastic about getting it done. The next time a child dreads cleaning the room, stop and think about how you as the parent talk and react when it is time to clean the house. Experiment with your own reaction and watch your child’s reaction change – it is amazing to see and certainly drives home the point about being enthusiastic rather than being a complainer.
There are a lot of attitudes among workers that can lead to a better workplace and these can be as simple as respect for others, laughter, understanding, and compromise. But, enthusiasm is one of the biggest factors when linked with all the others previously mentioned. As you might understand, enthusiasm by itself can only do so much but when enthusiasm is also coupled with respect for others, or the ability to compromise in the workplace, mountains can be moved.