“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
“Some people try to be tall by cutting off the heads of others!”
– Sri Yukteswar
We can all relate to this quote given by Paramahansa Yogananda’s guru, Sri Yukteswar. Throughout our lives we come across people who are constantly bringing down others in order to make themselves feel better. We see this in schools across the world when bullies attack their prey, we see this in the workplace where co-workers find it necessary to criticize each other in order to get ahead, and we see this in our everyday lives on the street while in the car or even in the grocery store. What people don’t seem to realize is if we can all support each other we will all grow in a way we never thought possible. If we as humans can lift each other up in every aspect of our lives we will gain understanding and peace. Bringing down others will only bring down ourselves and in the end more people will be hurt than healed. Let’s all begin to cut back on the snood remarks and criticism we feel is necessary to give. Starting today, let’s try to become more peaceful beings so our world can live in a more harmonious way!