Posted by: todung | 28 March 2008

Attention, Is What Todung Want? (5)

Dear Todung,

Remember your childhood days. You cried, and when every you cried,
your mother came running to you. She would take you in her arms,
love you, and caress you. When you feel sick, you become the center
of everybody’s attention. That toy that you wanted – but your Dad
never bought for you – comes to you unasked, because you are sick.
They are trying to please you, to create a pleasant situation for
you. You must be happy.

This has gone into your subconscious. If you are in a pitiable
state, people will start giving you attention. When you grow old,
this very idea in your subconscious comes to the surface and takes
so many different shapes.

You are creating unhappy situations for yourself. You will be
melancholic, for it is only when you look sad, that people start
asking you, “Oh my, is something wrong with you?” When you are
happy, no one asks you, why are you happy? So, you are better off
being sick, at least then people will be asking you why you are
sick. They will come to see you, to comfort you, to console you.
So, sickness becomes real. You have created it. The body starts
showing the symptons. You are suggesting to yourself that you are
sick. Tragedies written by well known authors; sad poems composed
by great poets. All these are but different manifestations of such
stupid childhood.

Come out of it, no more self-pity. Write your own destiny. Rewrite
it if you can. Why do you need to draw other people’s attention? Go
out and bathe yourself in sunshine. Share a smile, a gesture with
someone. That is a positive way for getting all the attention you
need – do away with all the negative alternatives.

– Life, A Traveler’s Guide to Journey Within. ( page 47 )

Love, Love and Love,
Anand Krishna

Contact Address:
Jl. Sunter Mas Barat II-E, Block H-10/1,
Jakarta 14350 – Indonesia
http://www.aumkar.org

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