670,616,629 miles per hour.
धीरे-धीरे रे मना, धीरे सब कुछ होय।
माली सींचे सौ घड़ा, ॠतु आए फल होय॥
These are the words of Kabir, who was a 15th-century Indian mystic poet and saint;
His writings impelled Hinduism’s Bhakti movement and took it to new heights;
Kabir’s poetic disposition is widely debated even today by scholars and critics and is multifariously defined.
His teachings not only influence Hinduism but also the Muslim religious traditions that revere him, and the same can be said for his hagiography. For Sikhs he is a precursor and interlocutor of Nanak, the founding Sikh Guru (spiritual guide).
Kabir is is considered a champion, an uniting soul, harmoniser of Hindu and Muslim community and their belief and practices.
But one would not be considered off beam to say that he saw things very differently and rightly so in my opinion and was equally critical of both, often conceiving them as parallel to one another in their misguided ways.
Today I want to write about a disease called “procrastination” which has plagued me for long and even with my best of attempts.
I am unable to get the cure and healing of mind and body which is a prerequisite to function as a normal human being with a child like curiosity and urgency.
So I want to search for an answer to this question;
What is the cure of procrastination ?
As I already mentioned I don’t have answer to this question as a mortal but I try my best to solve this problem for a smaller set of problems while discharging my duty as a Software Architect.
I could go on writing pages about it but as Medium best practices suggests that identify your reader’s need and write accordingly but at the same time it also suggests to write your heart out.
I will make an attempt to intermingle these two seemingly antithetical recommendations.
- Sleep soundly with problems and wake up with energy to find sound solutions to the problems.
- Tag each problem with “P1” and “P2” and never beyond “P2”.
- P1 should be attempted for solutions in next 1 month as short term actions and P2 in next two months. Long term solutions never work and become an academic research which are rarely needed in professional setup.
- Reward yourself for solving problems on time or before time don’t wait for reward to come from others. If you are solving problems on time they never become problem for others to notice or realise.
- Patience. A string intermingled takes time to mingle back; So have a patience break the problem in smaller pieces and solve one step at a time and each small step makes the next one easier, better and faster ( That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind – Neil Armstrong)
In my opinion procrastination is an evil and one should never entertain it or be near it. It aggregates problems than solving it.
With a lot of patience a bit of perseverance coupled with a sound plan of actions one could solve it to a reasonable extent provided you are able to get the required things on board.
In my opinion one don’t need to work at speed of light; A piece of art takes years to craft and perfect but it helps to act decisively at the speed of light towards planning and making that art.
It took Leonardo Da Vinci more than 14 years to create The Masterpiece “Monalisa”.
धीरे-धीरे रे मना, धीरे सब कुछ होय |
Oh mind, be patient. Results take some time to show up.
माली सींचे सौ घड़ा, ॠतु आए फल होय||
Even if the gardener feeds a plant hundred buckets of water, the fruits will come only when the right season arrives.
Translation Source(With Thanks):
Kabir Ke Dohe: धीरे-धीरे रे मना, धीरे सब कुछ होय with meaning and commentary
धीरे-धीरे रे मना माली सींचे सौ घड़ा , ॠतु आए फल होय| , धीरे सब कुछ होय This Doha of Kabir suits well the today's digital…
Tried attempting Google Translate but it’s awful; NLP guys are sadly not reading my blogs.
And following recommendations for getting over procrastination.
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