63: Doing the Right Thing

gita 2The spiritual text, Bhagavad Gita, examines one man’s choice between doing what is right and doing his job presents us with this one simple question of life; ‘What should I do?’

Often we know what to do, what is right for us, but we push that aside or ignore it. We know that if we eat the extra chocolate we will get fat, we know that relationship is bad for us, we know we are in the wrong job, we know what we love to do, we know so much. So when we stay in the job or relationship, eat the extra food, don’t do what is good for us then we set  up this feeling of internal struggle. This internal battle, the yogis say, is 95% fighting ourselves and 5% virtuous. Our job is to decrease the 95% of fighting so we have less pushing and pulling with what is right and wrong.

The Gita is very clear about knowing the right thing to do with these words. Better to do your own dharma imperfectly than to do someone elses’ perfectly. What this means is live your own life, do what you love and do what you need to do. Don’t worry about what others are doing but do what feels right and what you love. But more importantly do it now. Don’t just talk about what you love and what is right. Make a list of the advantages of what it is. Meditate on this list for a few days, think about the benefits. This will give you will power and resolve and when you have this you will develop self-discipline. Self discipline will take you where ever you need to go.

Practice for today: Deep down you know what is the right thing to do. Go towards what is love. Move in this  direction. Don’t worry about the money or time involved. That will sort itself. Develop your own method for achieving this and start right now. Move in your own sweet and perfect way.


4 Comments on “63: Doing the Right Thing

  1. Reblogged this on spiritualworldblog and commented:
    Ai Wey – I couldn’t have said it any better. This Bhagavad Gita is a good read. Have to pick it up and read it again. Thank you for reminding me Half Moon Yoga Blog 🙂

  2. Oh Gabrielle, this blog is another gem, of many! I could write pages and pages of how relevant this blog is to me right now with so many decisions ahead. Most importantly, it’s reminded me of the necessity of space and perspective for clarity to appear.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: