“You are not your MATERIAL POSSESSIONS” said the Upanishads. Arey! How could that be I own my house, my car, I own all my branded material possessions. It is all mine I have brought it from my earnings…… but when those Material Possessions could not pull me out of tough times, I understood that they are mine only because they are with me…. I am not them.
“You are not your SUCCESS or FAILURE” said the Upanishads. Ayoo! My success is because of the amount of the efforts I had put in whatever I do. But failure could be due to the irresponsibility of others working with me. Success is mine and failure is not…………. but the moment that success was not tasting as sweet as the success hidden in the next venture, I understood that they are not mine I am just an instrument to make it happen….. I am not them.
“You are not your RELATIONSHIPS” said the Upanishads. Abba! No, I can’t believe, my relationship with everyone around me is real. They are all my people…..... but when in each phase of life I started to lose my beloved ones and when they lost me in some unavoidable situations, I comprehended that relationships are like the bubble on the water and no one know when the bubble bursts……. I am not them.
“You are not this BODY” said the Upanishads. My doubt was that this body which is I see growing every day and which I take care every second is mine. How can I say that this Body of mine is not mine…… but one day when I had to overcome ill-health, I realised that this Body of mine is not a permanent arrangement but just a temporary make shift. The moment the vital breath leaves this Body it is mere recycle item...... I am not this Body.
“You are not your MIND” said the Upanishads. Definitely, I am what I think and my thoughts decide my destiny. Cluster of my thoughts constitute my Mind. This Mind is me.......... but when my decisions went against the way life unfolded before me, what my Mind decided was not always right and it was not always wrong too. This made me think that this Mind is not me........ I am not my Mind.
“You are not your INTELLECT” said the Upanishads. I gain knowledge and with my knowledge I earned and with my earnings I could purchase comforts and those comforts have kept me happy. With my Intellect I am able to present myself as an elite individual in the society I live......... but when I look at what I have obtained from my Intellect it is nothing more than what my fellow creations have obtained from it, I feel I have used my Intellect for mere sustenance and not to excel......... I am not this Intellect.
The Intellect which is always connected to Cosmic Intelligence tells me that though I have achieved and lost many things in my life, one thing that is always present is BLISS......... Nothing can beat it neither material possession nor success nor relationship nor my body, mind and intellect.
I am BLISS and that is what I always am and that Bliss is EVERYTHING..........