It was Saturday night. A long week at work had made it obvious that an early sleep was the only option. There was still some time to go to bed. So I washed my clothes, had dinner and enjoyed the beautiful rain that setup a sound sleep.
The morning seemed to come at the perfect time. My body was relaxed, my mind was fresh. I went out to check how the clothes from previous night were doing (I had kept them hanging on the ropes to dry). What I saw was puzzling. The wind from the rain had twisted them in the wrong position, nearly every cloth. Thankfully the clips on them had kept them from falling.
It was strange. The winds were strong last night and they could have twisted the clothes, right or wrong. But the clothes were in the wrong state. They never came back to the right one. The winds would have provided the momentum enough to get them back to the right state. But in the end, they weren't. This scenario triggered the thought, Is it always difficult to return to a good state from a bad one?
I have a strict routine of doing things, utilizing each moment available to me. But whenever there is a deviation from this routine when I end up wasting time, its always difficult to get back. Why is it do difficult? Why are we so glued to wrong path? Yes, the inertia does make the transition tough, but then so should be case when going from right path to the wrong one.
Its also interesting to see the role of the wind in this case. It pushed the cloth to a wrong path; it also gave an opportunity to walk the right path. The society, the environment around us is the wind. At times it makes it easy foe us to fall to the wrong path. But it also sets up favorable conditions to walk the right one. It supplies the momentum. Its our choice, when we resist it and when we utilize it.
Thankfully in my case the wake up call comes soon when I do my weekly evaluations and realize that it has been a wasteful week. I have done nothing to nurture my curiosity. It feels bad and then the determination sets in to pursue my interests. I analyze the flaws and patch things up so that they aren't breached again. I understand this is a "after damage" strategy. Meanwhile I do seek the root cause.