Recently I happened to read “LIFE’S MYSTERIES – An Introduction to the Teachings of Osho”. Never before had I read or listened to the teachings of any spiritual guru – never felt like it. A family friend urged me to read the book, I agreed, partly to sate my curiosity that gossip about Oshoites and the Ashram had created.
It took me a while to finish the small book. Some of Osho’s thoughts made sense to me, some were beyond me, whereas some sort of made sense yet the traditional teachings of my mind did not allow for ready acceptance.
Osho says that all the religions of the world are anti-life and his arguments in this regard were convincing.
Here are my interpretations of some thoughts that I liked and would like to remember.
Alrighty………I have been tagged……..courtesy Kusum…..so here it goes…. :)
7 things to do before I die:
7 things I can't do: (for now…except the last couple )
7 things I always say:
7 books I have loved:
7 things I get attracted to:
Sorry can’t think of more….
7 movies I love to watch over and over: (Well not over and over…’coz I am not a movie buff…..but I could modify this to movies I have enjoyed)
Sorry can’t think of more….
1 Person I am tagging
I think this post has been procrastinated enough. It all started a couple of months ago, when I mentioned a Marathi proverb to my Dad, that when literally translated means “I KNOW, but, I can’t DO”. Dad mentioned a book titled “The Knowing-Doing Gap” at the time and even got me a copy in the next few days. I was intrigued by the topic/title. For sometime then I had been thinking about things like “What motivates people?”, “Knowing-doing gaps in our personal and professional lives”, etc. I started reading the book to validate my analysis of why this knowing-doing gap exists. Although, the book was focused on knowing-doing gaps in organizations; the reason behind their existence and ways of overcoming the same, it made an interesting read. You should be able to find the book summary by googling the title and hence I will not mention that in this post. Instead I will focus my attention on my original thought; “Why do knowing-doing gaps exist in our personal and professional lives?”
Some sample KNOWs –
Here are some factors that I have identified. I would love to hear your thoughts on the same.
I think that this is one of the most important factors. Do you truly believe that you need to DO or is an external entity directing you to DO? Unless one is convinced about the KNOW, DO cannot happen. For ex. You KNOW you need to lose weight, but that is because people say you should.
Many times the pleasure of being in one’s established comfort-zone is more alluring than the efforts involved in the DO.
Fear of change during the DO. Previous failed attempts or negative information from external sources can also prevent us from DOING.
Does one devote time for self-analysis? Is the DOING Vs the KNOWING measured, tracked?
Often times one starts off enthusiastically, but falls back at some point of time. I guess lack of measurement makes the failure difficult to be attributable to this lack of momentum or any other specific factors.
Anyhoo, I know I just surmounted one gap! (I KNOW I need to write a post on the knowing-doing gap.)