Why do we try to blame others for weaknesses in our own nature?
Why do we make ourselves unhappy by cherishing negative thoughts?
Why do we always want to have the last word?
Why do we place so much emphasis on the misinformed criticisms of others?
Why do we struggle to find time to spend even 10 minutes a day on the cultivation of our own inner peace.
Why do we give so much importance to the fleeting prospects of name and fame?
Why do we struggle to see the beautiful and simple in every day life?
Why are we instinctively drawn to the faults of others and remain blind to their good qualities?
Why do we continue to pursue habits we know are bad for us?
Why do we so often live in the past, reliving old problems?
Why do we get malicious pleasure from speaking ill of other people?
Why do we feel responsible for the progress of the world?
Why do we doubt our own capacities?
Why do we give so much importance to the accumulation of material wealth?
By Sri Chinmoy
Because it is easier to blame than it is to change.
Because it is easier to dwell than it is to act.
Because it is easier to seem right than it is to seem wrong.
Because it ease easier to busy and run away from our inner weaknesses than it is to be still and face them.
Because it is easier to convince with reputation than it is to convince with passion.
Because in complexity we find excuses to hide our unproductive actions.
Because it is easier to practice ignorance than it is to practice empathy.
Because it is easier to speak than it is to be still.
Because we take much and give little.
Because we are afraid to fail.
Because it is easier to follow the norm than it is to follow your dreams.