Amidst Lockdown Unlock your Hidden Powers
Dear Staff, Parents and Students of Sahoday,
We are in the 21st century. We are in the digital world where everything happens with the click of a button. Mobile devices now have become ubiquitous. No matter where we go and what we do we are touched by this new insatiable need for mobile computing. We are so used to this device that we have forgotten to unlock our hidden powers.
According to Albert Einstein, one of the greatest scientists of all time is said to have used only ten percent of his intellectual capabilities but has made path-breaking discoveries that have contributed greatly to human progress. The core idea of Piaget's theory is that children develop by acting as "little scientists" who explore and interact with their world to understand people, objects, and concepts. They do this naturally even without the help of an adult.
All of us have hidden powers in ourselves but we fail to identify and discover them. We are not ordinary human beings we are sent to this earth with some purpose. We have great potential sleeping inside us and we need to awaken it to live a meaningful life. Down the centuries we have hundreds of people tapping their inner power to make a difference in society. We have a simple carpenter's son Jesus Christ, a barrister turned Politician Gandhi, a simple woman of Kolkata Mother Teresa, Gautama Buddha who showed us the middle path and discovered the worth of humans to make something beautiful. Not all of them were from noble birth but they made it.
Many of you may like cricket Isn't it? In this interesting game, there is something called sledging where the opponent team uses foul language and criticism to dampen the spirit of the playing team. You must be aware of great player Sachin Tendulkar who never paid heed to this language and remained calm amidst criticism, so we need to take every opportunity to put our talents to work. At times you may doubt your potential and be afraid that you may not reach anywhere in life. We have choices To Be and Not To Be. To be a Seven-Up can which will burst out or normal bottle of water which is calm.
To enumerate further I would like to narrate a short story of Two Wolves.
I am very fond of this story and I am sure it drives home the right message.
The Fight of Two Wolves Within You.
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life:
"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.
"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil–he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego."
He continued, "The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you–and inside every other person, too."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed." We learn lessons for this story
First Lesson: The Fight is Eternal
The first part of the story is telling us that we can never get rid of the first wolf, the first wolf will always be there. The fight between two wolves is eternal. Both wolves will always be there. This applies to our emotions, behaviors, habits, and every other aspect of our life.
Small Actions Build Momentum
Now, start telling yourself you're worthy, begin to believe in your ability and act despite fears and doubts, despite constraints and challenges. One step forward will always be a step ahead even its tiny.
Instead of doubting yourself and doing nothing, you can try to learn new things and expand yourself at a slower pace. Instead of focusing on the fears within, start with ONE thing you should (and could) do that is right in front of you.
Want to lose 100 pounds and achieve your fitness goals? Start by walking for 15 minutes a day if you haven't yet. Then start learning squats and maybe push-ups with your body weight and make slow progress from there.
Want to build a community with a vast audience? Focus on delivering quality content, and start building ONE audience at a time. Provide value to ONE person at a time and grow your audience from there.
Start Feeding The Right Wolf
One truth to remember is that it's so much easier to feed the first wolf — the first wolf is there to encourage the easier options in life. It's easier to complain, procrastinate, dismiss, ignore, and give up.
There is almost no effort required to do those things, and you're getting the reward with the sensation of relieving and instant gratification without such action.
The second wolf is very different; it's picky, it's harder to feed. It's challenging, tiring, and time-consuming to do things like learning, teaching, inspiring, sharing, or simply sticking to new behavior. These things take so much energy, effort, momentum, and guts. And you don't usually see immediate results from them.
Which wolf you choose to feed will define who you are, and we all know we should feed the second wolf — even if it's harder. Feeding the second wolf is how we end up feeling a sense of accomplishment and success at the end of the day.
"How you choose to interact with the opposing forces within you will determine your life. Starve one or the other or guide them both."
Your destiny is not a matter of chance but a matter of choice.
Finally, once we make the right choice and discover hidden abilities we should never procrastinate anything. As students, we need to set a specific goal for e.g
To get a better results live a disciplined life and for this, you need to have purpose and road map. You need to know the path coupled with commitment.
I have a dream for Sahoday School that every boy and girl of Sahoday would stand for eternal values of honesty, faith, hope above all love, and make our campus resound with spiritual energy which will enable us to live and let others live in peace and harmony.