Monday, 10 June 2013

Common Puzzle

This happens every time without any exception. In my mind I am all set to study, I assure myself that today I’ll finish the topic I started few days back. No dragging the subject or dreaming about my success that will outshine others. Or thinking about friends and the golden time spent with them. With such a hope I sit and open my books. Soon the evil forces put their plan to action against me and the funny thing is that their plan is always the same; and then I shout, ‘Where is my pen?’

I don’t know how but I always misplace my pen and then I can’t find it. Behind the books, under the table, on the chair…where!!! I feel like Oompa Loompas are assigned this job to first hide the pen and then reveal it sitting in a most silly and obvious place. All this breaks my concentration and I again find myself incapable of completing my goal. Sometimes I keep my calm but mostly I foolishly complain.

My friend said that same happens with her, especially during the exam days. One thing or the other comes up to distract us- the sincere ones. And then we laugh on our brazenness. So anyways, this is a puzzle shared by all, I guess. What do you say?


  1. Buddha said that the first noble truth is that 'life is suffering'. Problems are a part of life and the only way to grow is to tackle and solve the problems. This requires discipline because it means suffering through the pain of solving problems and delaying gratification to some later period.
    Studying requires discipline. But we tend to delay the pain and so distract ourselves. Sometimes by one thing and sometimes by another. But the problem can only be solved if we take the time to suffer.
    Whenever we get distracted, we should accept that we are avoiding work and then just be with that feeling and let it die out and then get back to work. It's a way of being in the moment.

  2. Eddy you have solved the puzzle. I agree with you but I sometime enjoy staying puzzled.


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