A lovely point was expressed in a recent satsang by a satsangi who had watched a sermon on the Gita.
We are always hankering after the ‘results’ – we want more and more, and often for not even doing much.
The speaker said, that we should never consider ourselves as the ‘doers’. Are we really the doers? What are we really doing? We are at best only facilitating a grand plan that is already in motion. Even the CEO of a company isn’t really doing much – his outstanding vision itself might be borrowed and stitched together from many others. In any case, he is also dependent on all his employees, vendors, stakeholders, all those who invented things till this point, and so on. No one is truly indispensable. So are we really ‘doing’ as much as we think?
If we do not consider ourselves the doers, the benefit of this approach is that we will not demand results either. To be clear, this is for our own peace of mind and spiritual evolution, and not for use on the day of ‘annual performance evaluation’ at work.
The other statement made was that we need to be grateful for whatever we receive. Always. Otherwise, we would each be a great fool!