GRACE UNDER PRESSURE
Human Life, its durability, its patience to tolerate pain and its courage to fight for survival are victories in themselves. Hopes, Beliefs and habit of struggle drive life to run with spark in eyes to get success, ray of smile on lips with confidence to achieve and dreams to win. Journey becomes ambitious and objective becomes driver.
The old farmer, suffering from sour throat, cough in the chest, works in the field since morning up to evening with satisfaction in the face, humors in words and smile on the face. The natural calamities destroy its all effort in every alternative year. He is not perturbed by that. Remains calm and quiet. After the danger is over, immediately plan to go to the field to grow new crops. Courage is not the absence of fear or hesitation. It is what we stand for, it is what we facilitate others to support in our stand. It is confidence, in the absence of confusions, which drives him to run, run and run.
In defense, soldiers live with honor and dignity irrespective of position and situation. They are trained to affiliate themselves completely with the purpose and plan to do best for the country and citizens. They enjoy the pride of that broad and great purpose. The courage comes to them to fight without bothering for the lives from passionate attachment, committed thoughts and well thought execution plan. In emergency, in pressure, courage helps them to stand with them, when they stand alone.
The knowledge and beliefs give strength to struggle and move ahead, instead of hurdles in the path, but courage drags towards destination. George Monteiro in his study mentions Hemingway’s phrase “Courage is immortal”. Courage is power, courage is victory in struggle.
When Arjun was under tremendous pressure in Kurukshetra after seeing all his relatives and people of Kururajya, Srikrishna says come out of those worldly attachment, I am the source of everything and I am there in everything and showed his Viswarupa, Arjun was convinced and could bring courage to fight. Courage is Triumph, out of stress, out of sorrows, righteousness. It is grace it is smile of Bhism in war field, while he knew, he is going to die, it is struggle of Arjun, it is fight of Abhimanyu.
Grace is hope, grace is dream for self and others in and around us….