My father used to tell me Rabindranath Tagore’s stories when I was a kid. At that time it didn’t mean anything to me with my perspective. Later When I grew up and went to college had done my study and face some critical issues of life, I realized those lessons and understood the depth of it?
Tagore’s life was not easy; as most us know about him he belongs to a wealthy family, but his personal life went through a lot of trouble with his family and with his kids.
Everything was chaotic, but yet Tagore left a remarkable legacy behind him. It is commonly known as “A person cannot finish Rabindranath Tagore’s works in his/her one life.
You may become surprised to know that Rabindranath Tagore had written over three national anthems. One is for India “Jana Gana Mana” one is for Bangladesh “Amar Sonar Bangla” and one is for Sri Lanka known as “Sri Lanka Matha.”
Tagore never went to school had done his study in his own home and guess what? He was a Nobel lecture 1913; even in the category of Literature. However, we still say we cannot do this or that things as it seems hard to us.
Let us see now what we can learn from this great personalities words and wisdom.
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. – Rabindranath Tagore
Let us understate what he said. Life is like a sea, an eternal experience, a journey with sorrow and pleasure, each moment of our life is filled with wonder and possibilities.
But most of us are not aware of that. Instead, we stand on the edge of the sea and wish that a miracle shall happen, and our life will change forever.
The truth of this wish is that it will end up with sorrow and misery. What else can we do? We can enjoy our journey. We can give our efforts to change.
Being on the changing path is not always easy; hardship is the part of it, though that we can have the ability to fight, fight to make a difference, a difference that can full fill our journey of life.
“Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it” – Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore
Recently I encountered with a quote by William Branks, and it will be a perfect fit, as he said;“When God closes a door He does not always open a window. Sometimes He wants you to sit in the quiet darkness while He transforms your fear into trust. How long that takes, is often up to you!”
Often it depends on us how long time we take to create that opportunity to make that difference that can change the way we wish to see our life.
No one will come to change our life; it always depends on our own hands. Every change will impact, it might not show to you now but at the end of the time it will effect.
Nothing will ever change, or nothing will remain to you if you don’t prepare yourself for that, would you be able to give a speech in front of 10 thousand people if you had never gone through a practice session before.
Look for opportunities, make necessary changes and transform your life as it demands from you.
“If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.” – Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore
Life has failures. In fact, we are alive because we have failures. Failures keep us alive. One work or one mistake doesn’t mean that you are not capable enough to do anything. Even I will say it means you are going to do soothing big; you just find your purpose.
Look for the stars and go ahead, without feeling any tiredness unless you reach your goal.
However, Few things you need to remember
Your goal should be achievable and realistic, don’t make your goal to high that may lead you to depression.
Set your goal, where you want to see yourself after 5 or 10 years from now and write that into a paper; it will help you to improve your focus.
Break large goals down into smaller ones, achievable tasks.
And at the end remember this poem….
Where The Mind Is Without Fear
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake. – Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore
Be Brave, Be Mighty