Get Right Back Up
When we want to be of benefit to other people, we should expect obstacles and learn to skillfully adapt. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi.
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When we want to wake up, or when we want to be of benefit to other people, we can’t let little obstacles stall us. When something knocks us down, we only get to feel sorry for ourselves for about five minutes if we’re really on this path. And then, we get up, and we dust ourselves off, and we figure out how to keep going.
I’ve been watching, this science fiction series I’ve never seen before. It’s called Stargate. There’s this character in it, for those who have seen it, this character, Eli. He’s like this gamer, a video gamer. And he’s just the sweetest. Anyway, he gets recruited into this Stargate program, where people go through this apparatus into other planets. It sort of creates this whorl (worm hole?) and then you go through it and you end up on another planet somewhere else in the galaxy.
Throughout the episodes that I’ve watched, Eli always has this function: Everyone else, whenever there’s an obstacle, starts moaning and groaning, and, “Oh, that’ll never work. That’ll never work.” But Eli’s function is always, “Why not? Of course, it will work. Let’s try this! Let’s try that! Let’s try the other!”