"Responsibility can never be given. It can only be taken."
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
I have had the great honour of spending more time with my students online recently.
One topic mentioned regularly was an increase in external information and how to process it all.
I would like to go a little deeper into how you can be more discerning in gathering the information or more precisely – knowledge.
If you find yourself wasting hours down the rabbit hole of threads, flipping between news channels, listening to opinions of the uninformed – ask yourself one question. To what purpose will this help me?
When there is something to know that is of relevance, you will find out.
Asking pertinent questions, answered by experts will inform you.
Being open to suggestion by inexpert voices is irrelevant, irresponsible and will not serve any purpose.
High diving into a thimble full of water won’t do anyone any good.
Rest, exercise, eat healthy food and meditate.
Understand your responsibility to stay present as best you can is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.