When there is an attitude of care and attention given to something, then we are more likely to get things done accurately. When we are careless, there is chaos and confusion and generally things end up being a mess. The amount of energy that we give to something is exactly proportionate to what we will get back from it.
Sometimes we can be a bit cavalier and thoughtless in the use of resources. This can apply to both our personal and professional life. But this carelessness can in the end take its toll in life too. Many companies are at a mega loss due to staff carelessness. For example, wasting paper, printing emails and large booklets when not necessary. Wasting food and other valuable resources because of poor planning, or for the sake of being extravagant or wanting to maintain a high corporate image. Remember, that if we had to pay for these resources from our purse, we might well care-more as we would feel the pinch in our own pocket.
If we just took the time to care more, be more mindful and think things through, then we would perhaps save time, money and many other important resources. How many of us really appreciate what we have? Just the simple, and often taken for granted fact, that we have access to education, health and welfare services in developed countries. There are many people in less fortunate countries who do not have the luxury of such things and for them it can be a daily struggle. In this regard to care means to appreciate.
Kids would also fare better at school if they could understand and connect back to Nature; how we are provided for and sustained by our precious planet. Some schools are making this effort. It would be helpful if children, and even adults too, could maintain a greater awareness of how interconnected everything is. Then we may well find that people would all be a great deal happier and more content in the world.
If we were able to teach our children how to appreciate, and acknowledge their good fortune then perhaps they would be able to appreciate what they have, rather than complain about what they do not have. If we could teach our children to just care a little more and give extra time to their studies, to teach them to be distracted less then maybe they would learn more. Perhaps some form of activity where they connect more with the physical world, and not just more time for play in the virtual world would help them re-connect and to re-create themselves too. Fewer distractions at the time of study would mean they would have more time for play and other re-creational activities of their choice.
Matter too responds to our energetic vibrations. This means that it is imperative that we treat things around us with love and care. How much do we use the things that we have with respect? For example it would be better to fold a blanket or sweater and lay it down on the couch, rather than to simply throw it. It would be better to wash the dishes and put them away than to have them pile up in the kitchen sink. In this way things last longer, even for years, and one need not spend extra time and money purchasing new things every year.
When we care about things, we are also respecting our self. Litter on our streets is not a sign of respect. Most of us would not choose to live in unclean or messy home, then why do we dis-respect the world and our own self? When we respect our environment, the environment will also show us respect too. Positive energy ripples back. Clean and tidy environments make us feel peaceful, healthy and relaxed. It comforts us to know that everything is in the right place and right order. This is why we love the things of Nature so much, because everything has an order and a natural rhythm.
When we care for people, we invest in them. We plant seeds of good deeds and the return always comes back in the form of love and kindness. Caring never goes to waste. When we use our positive qualities in a worthwhile way then those qualities too will come back to us from other people. It works just like a boomerang. If we show that care for others, then that care and respect will get reflected back to us too. Of course this also applies equally to that which is positive or negative! So it pays to be positive.
It’s Time… to care more and not be so careless. To be less cavalier with what we have and what we do. Every moment we have a choice with our thoughts, to care or not to care. The difference may seem to be miniscule but the effects can be long lasting and have greater impact than we may even realize.
© ‘It’s Time…’ by Aruna Ladva, BK Publications London, UK