What’s in a day? The potential to make a new beginning. The potential to make a new start. The potential to tell yourself, all my yesterdays are over yesterday to draw a line to the past and to tell yourself my entire future begins today. It’s not about what I have been. It’s not about what I was. It’s not about how my past has been? It’s not about how I’ve lived every year of my life to this date? Yesterday was over yesterday.
A time comes in the life of every caterpillar when it decides that it will not be a caterpillar anymore and that’s when it becomes a butterfly. A time comes in the life of every athma that does not want to live a life as an ordinary athma anymore and that’s the beginning of a Mahatma. A time comes in the life of everybody where she realizes, she can be much, much more than just a mere schoolteacher and that’s the beginning of a social revolution.
A time comes in the life of every human being to be awaken. A time comes when somehow a mere piece of a bulk rock captures the imagination of a sculptor and that’s the beginning of some world class sculptors to emerge. A time comes when the canvas that has been sleeping as a pile of stationery for days together, suddenly catches the attention of a painter and that’s the beginning of a world class painting to emerge.
We all wake up to another sunrise. We will all wake up to another day. February 19th, 2012 can just be another day in your calendar. It can just be another Sunday in your life. Or in a few of our cases, it can become the turning point of our life, not because I’m talking today. I keep talking every day. But because you decide, I’ve lived my life the way I’ve lived my life right through. Maybe you had a glorious past.
Maybe you’ve been a happy person. Maybe you’ve been doing justice to your potential. But in the heart of every heart, every individual knows, if you’re honest with yourself, that we have not done justice to our own potential. We may be a success in the eyes of the world, we may be a success compared to a peer group, we may be a success compared to a lot of other people who began the journey along with us, and maybe you are already a role model, a mentor, a coach, an inspiration, a beacon, a godfather, a living role model to a lot of other people.
Maybe there are a lot of people who are growing on a daily basis looking at your life and looking at the possibilities that can unfold through your life. But you, if you’re honest with yourself in the heart of your heart. And ask this question unto yourself, am I doing complete justice to my potential? And if you can listen to those honest whispers that your own conscience tells you and that’s the beginning of an awakening.