Monday, September 24, 2012

Centrifugal vs. Centripetal forces of life

Everyone feels sometime or other that they should be something else. The centripetal force of the unknown and untested pull us outward. Centrifugal force of society, family and friends pull us towards common practice. Majority of us make compromise, some become rebel and others go insane. It is important to balance between our duty and our instinct. Society tells us it is important to earn money, be good to society and take care of family. Instinct tells us to be free. However, those who travel untested path are not necessarily disrepectful towards society or family. If that be so, we cannot have spiritual seekers like Shri Rama Krishna, Swami Vivekananda, Ramana Maharshi among others.
Most of us have a real self and an imagined self, made up of aspirations, dreams and desires, which present
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