Sep 21,2011-QA 1

(A member of the audience asked a question and it was inaudible)

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

There is not even one person in this world who has not experienced joy. If there
was only sorrow, one wouldn’t be aware of it. To experience sorrow there has to be an occasional
experience of joy. You experienced a little bit of joy that is why you are able to experience sadness. But
we tend to eternalize our difficulties; ‘I always have problems’, ‘I am always sick, everyone is sick.’
If ten or fifteen people around you fall sick, what do you say, ‘Oh everyone in Goa is sick.’ Everyone
being sick is impossible!
In the same way sometimes you say, ‘I always make mistakes’. I say, that is not true. Do not eternalize
or generalize problems. Take a sankalpa (resolution) today that only good things will happen to me. As
you sow so shall you reap; so have faith in yourself that you will be successful in whatever you do, okay!