Saturday, March 18, 2023

Uplifting self and others

 ईश्वर: सर्वभूतानां हृद्देशेऽर्जुन तिष्ठति |

भ्रामयन्सर्वभूतानि यन्त्रारूढानि मायया ॥61॥

Tapan was living in a small society in urban Pune. Tapan was a hardworking and ambitious person, but he often felt unfulfilled and lacking in purpose. He was struggling in his life, not happy and always complaining. One day, Tapan decided to take a walk through the nearby place to clear his mind. As he walked, he saw many people who were struggling and in need of help. He saw a mother who was struggling to put food on the plate for her children, an elderly woman who was living alone and needed help with household chores, and a young girl who was struggling in school and needed extra tutoring. As Tapan walked, he felt a sense of purpose rising within him. He realized that he could use his skills and talents to help these people and make a difference in their lives. He decided that he would start by helping the mother feed her children, the elderly woman with his household chores, and the young girl with her schoolwork. He called his friend who was working as a supervisor with a facility & housekeeping company. He requested to find a job for that woman. She got it as a housekeeping staff member. He started visiting elderly woman once a week and helping her. And he started taking tuition for that girl without any expectations. Tapan worked tirelessly to help these people, and as he did, he saw their lives improve. The mother was able to put food on the plate and her children were healthier and happier. The elderly woman was able to live comfortably in her own home and the young girl was able to improve her grades. As Tapan helped these people, he also began to notice that his own life was improving. He felt a sense of fulfillment and purpose that he had never felt before. He also got many requests for tuition classes from other students and most of them were ready to pay. His financial situation also started improving. He realized that by lifting up others, he was also lifting himself up. Tapan's actions inspire others in his society to do the same. They saw the positive impact that Tapan was having on the lives of others and they wanted to do the same. They began to reach out and help their neighbors, friends and family. Society began to change for the better, and everyone felt a sense of community and belonging. Tapan's simple act of kindness had set off a chain reaction of upliftment in the society. He had not only helped others but also helped himself find the purpose and fulfillment he had been seeking. He taught the villagers the power of lifting up others, which in turn lifted themselves. From that day on, the village was known as a place of kindness, compassion, and generosity. Tapan's journey teaches us that when we uplift others, we uplift ourselves. It is a reminder that by helping others, we can not only improve their lives, but we can also improve our own lives. It's a reminder that when we give, we also receive. The thought of uplifting others and oneself is a powerful one that has been emphasized in Bhagavad Gita. God lives within us and every living being. If you serve those living things, you get a sense of fulfillment and when you do it selflessly, you get the fortune of love, compassion, empathy back resulting in your material development too. It is the idea that by helping others, we can not only improve their lives, but we can also improve our own lives. This is because when we give to others, we also receive. One of the most powerful ways to uplift others is through acts of kindness and generosity. Even small acts of kindness, such as holding the door open for someone or buying a stranger a food, can have a big impact on both the giver and the receiver. Research has shown that performing acts of kindness can lead to increased feelings of happiness and well-being in the giver. It can also foster a sense of connection and community between the giver and receiver. Another way to uplift others is through mentorship and guidance. By sharing our knowledge, skills, and experiences with others, we can help them to grow and achieve their goals. This can be especially powerful for young people who are just starting out on their journey in life. By offering guidance and support, we can help them to navigate the challenges they will face and set them on a path towards success. In addition to uplifting others, it's also important to uplift oneself. Self-care and self-improvement are key to overall well-being and happiness. This can include taking care of one's physical and mental health, developing new skills and interests, and setting and achieving personal goals. By investing in ourselves, we can become stronger and more capable individuals, which in turn makes us better able to help and uplift others. So whenever you get the opportunity, do your deeds selflessly. Consider whatever you are doing, it is the supreme lord’s job.

Please respond the survey, I am conducting, as a part of my research by clicking on >> Leadership Competencies required for managers while handling crisis situations

(Opinions are purely personal & does not represent my organizations, current or past) 

Author's books are available on AmazonFlipkartPothi and BookGanga. You can buy the print copy of Vitality in Human Resources on amazon. Click >> Vitality in Human Resource: Adding human dimensions in HR processes   

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Uplift Ourselves through serving society.

You may also like these.. please read