Forced love!

Question: Sir, I am trying to love the work that I do whenever I pick a book to read, I want to leave it or escape it. It is good to read about words like ‘love’ and ‘joy’ but I am not able to realize them. How to realize all this?

Answer: Niharika, who told you “love the work you do”? Never fall in this trap.

This is the same kind of trap that says that if you are in shit, stay in shit and tolerate it. Love is not about tolerating rubbish.

This is the same kind of crap that says that now you are in an arranged marriage, so love your husband/wife as a duty. Love is not a duty.

When the choice of work itself is coming from fear and confusion, how will you love it? Or, will you force yourself to love? It is quite a possibility because in India, it is a respectful tradition, especially for women, to forcibly love their rotten lives, rotten work, and rotten husbands.

The more closely you will look at your situation, the more you will see only illusions and falseness. What is false and illusory, is not to be maintained under the guise of ‘love’, but gotten rid of. The more you will tolerate and perpetuate it, the more difficult it will become for you to ultimately get rid of it.

You are done with your college life now. Be careful.

-Based on Question and Answer sessions with me on various e-forums.

Dated: 17th May,’14

2 thoughts on “Forced love!

  1. Kabir

    Thanks a lot for these eye opening articles, but now I feel that without being under your direct contact I will be stuck, please tell me how to meet you.


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