June 10, 2016

The Dilapidated Dustbin

A dustbin is probably the most ignored and ill-treated object placed at some corner of any place. We hardly even look at it, often just aim and throw stuff into it. Seldom do we realize the importance of it. It encompasses all the dirt and dust from all the other parts of the place. It is because of it that the other parts of the place are in the limelight.

Imagine a day without a dustbin, you can't just throw dirt outside the house, it is ill-mannered and unethical to do so and you can't indefinitely continue living in a dirty place!! This is something to think about.

The role that every object plays is important and it is not our prerogative to demean it.

Stretching this thought a little more, I would like to say that we must all keep a dustbin in our minds. If the mind is the floor, unwanted thoughts are the dirt, with the help of the broom of spiritual knowledge we need to cleanse it and remove those unwanted thoughts and put them in a dustbin.

A dustbin always says 'use me'! That should be our take-away from it. If you are able to say "I'm available for you. How can I help you?", I assure you that you are doing great in life by all means.

The dignified dustbin knows it's worth, but sadly to the world, it is a dilapidated one.