October 31

Adapt, Adjust, Accommodate;
Bear Insult, Bear Injury

It is easy to sit and meditate. The most difficult part is to practice bearing insult and injury, learning to adapt, adjust and accommodate. These are the teachings of the great saint and sage of the Himalayas, Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. You can do your prayer, meditation, spiritual practices all by yourself. But what about your attitude when you deal with people, when you work with them day in and day out? That is where you have to prove that you have achieved something in your spiritual practices.

If you practice adapting, adjusting and accommodating, you will never point a finger at others and blame them. Even if another person is at fault, if you know how to adapt, adjust and accommodate, you are able to rise above those situations. Still, the most difficult thing is to bear insult and injury. That needs a tremendous capacity to keep the mind totally under your thumb.

Do your daily work, deal with everyone, move with everybody. Be in the ocean, but learn to surf well.

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