The story is about a little wave, bobbing along in the ocean, having a grand old time. He’s enjoying the wind and the fresh air – until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore. “My God, this terrible”, the wave says. “Look what’s going to happen to me!”
Then along comes another wave. It sees the first wave, looking grim, and it says to him: “Why do you look so sad?” The first wave says: “You don’t understand! We’re all going to crash! All of us waves are going to be nothing! Isn’t it terrible?”
The second wave says: “No, you don’t understand. You’re not a wave, you’re part of the ocean.”
Sometimes, failures come to our life like a big wave. Sometimes, the situations will be so worse that they may swallow us completely, sometimes we feel we are at the dead-end of the tunnel. We will become helpless. The future seems to be over for us. But what we need to understand is successes, failures and struggles are all part of the chapters written as per the will of Existential Force. We need to believe, whatever is happening is happening for a good happening in the future. We should not be disturbed by these short term ups and downs. If we succeed, that is a part of life, if we fail, that is a part of life, if we keep struggling, that is part of this Life.
It’s easier said than done. But try to practice this age-old mantra: “hey Arjuna, put your efforts without attaching yourself to the results”.