A BALLAD ON SELF-REALIZATION

A tale,

Of two pals,

Ego possessed the former;

Self-respect imbibed the latter.

 

The former faced problems, complained;

The latter solved problems, smiled.

One, choosy and demanding;

Other, suitable and acceptable.

 

Fortunately,

Acquiring jobs

In a corporation,

Standing at the threshold

Of promising careers,

Days rolled on

And the day arrived

For promotion.

 

Self-respect surpassed,

Ego lagged behind.

Thoughts converted into self-realization,

Truth revealed.

 

Ego satisfied merely the senses –

“I want this” and “I want that”;

Self-respect implied acceptance –

“I respect this and I accept that”.

 

To further proceed,

To reach the summit,

‘I’ and ‘my’ be discarded,

‘We’ and ‘ours’ be adopted.

 

[Published in ‘melange’, the Sunday supplement of ‘The Sentinel’ on 28 February 2010]

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