What causes worries in your life? Studies? Exams? Grades? Friends? Competition? Or something else? Do worries give us happiness? No? Then how can one get rid of them? Let’s find out…
Take vinegar and water and mix it in equal quantities to form another liquid.
Now take a glass bottle and pour the liquid prepared earlier (in step 1) till about an inch of it’s length.
Use a funnel to half-fill a balloon with baking soda. (If you don’t have a funnel, you can use a straw/spoon to load the balloon.)
Stretch the open end of the balloon over the neck of the bottle. Make sure it’s held on tightly! Let the heavy end (bottom) of the balloon dangle, so that no baking soda goes inside the bottle.
Hold onto the balloon at the bottle of the neck, and pick up the heavy part of the balloon so that all the baking soda falls into the vinegar at the bottom of the bottle.
The balloon should start growing bigger and bigger.
Now with a needle or a pin, pop the growing balloon.
Observe what happened.
The balloon pops.
Suppose that the balloon represents worries.
The baking soda represents the intellect.
The vinegar represents our ego.
The bottle represents our mind.
The needle represents right understanding and knowledge.
We often keep worrying for various reasons. We worry when things do not happen as per our wish or when we’re lagging behind to meet some deadline for our work or when we aren’t prepared for a viva or an exam at school etc. But does worrying ever help solve the problem? No! In fact it not only affects our efficiency but also makes us upset. But if we have the right understanding to handle the situation, then our worries will vanish. Instead of worrying, Dadaji says that, we should pray that, ‘Dear Lord, give me strength and understanding to solve this problem. May I work to the best of my efficiency and complete the task.’ In this way, by praying to Lord, we’ll get the necessary strength to complete the task at hand. Isn’t this easier than worrying?