Matters of Self-Respect
Aira: Why people don’t give me the ‘attention and respect’ that I deserve?
Airis: It’s because you don’t have a respect for your Self.
Aira: You mean I don’t have self-respect?
Airis: Somehow, like that…
Maybe, you don’t know your actual worth.
Aira: All I know is that I’m not a genius and I don’t have a smart brain.
Airis: Means, you’re like me.
Aira: No. You’re the best. You’re incomparable. You’re unique.
Airis: So you are.
Aira: But why I can’t believe that I’m good enough.
Airis: Why you’re chasing to be good enough? Just be as you’re.
Aira: But in that way I will be left behind in the race.
Airis: Which race?
Aira: I mean you’re God gifted. It looks as if Gods have a hand over your shoulders and it seems you’re the dearest son of mother nature. You don’t have to compete with anyone. Whatever you touch it turns into Gold. But, people like me have to struggle daily. We are ordinary people. We compete for everything, everywhere and may be we will die competing with each other forever without any success in our lives.
Airis: (Smiling…) So, you’re jealous of me. Right?
Aira: How can I? I love you. I was trying to say…
Airis: You perceive that I have ‘complete freedom and absolute peace of mind’…
But you don’t know anything about the hard struggle that I had with my life and the sacrifices that I made as a child before I turned into a boy, let alone being a grown up.
All you know is about the ‘smile on my face’ but nothing about ‘tears in my eyes’.
Aira: But you never told anything about your ‘pain and sufferings’.
Airis: Because that will fill your eyes with tears and I can’t see tears in your eyes because of me.
Aira: So, what you want me to be?
Airis: I don’t want anything for you. You’ve to decide ‘what you want yourself to be’.
Aira: And, what I have to do for that.
Airis: Listen the calling. Search out deep in your heart what makes you dance. What is the ‘one thing’ that inspires you? Fall in love with that ‘one thing’. And, with time and practice, you’ll achieve mastery in it.
With mastery comes the…
Perfection. And, with perfection…
the absolute peace of mind and complete satisfaction. And it’s all that you crave for.