I am sure most of you have a mobile phone package deal, right? In a package deal you are normally given a certain amount of data, telephone calls, SMS and some free apps to use. The package deal also comes with certain Terms & Conditions (T&C) requiring you to make payments at appropriate time to stay connected, and stating the consequences if you exceeded your package limits. There may also be instructions on how to download apps to track your usage, make payments, redeem rewards or get some freebies. If you are not happy with a package, you can upgrade or downgrade or get a package from a different provider. All with the intent to get the best deal, better connectivity and ease in your life.
Do you notice that your life is also a packaged deal? We signed on consciously or unconsciously to Life Package Deals like – the Son/Daughter Deal, The Student Deal, The Relationship/Marriage Deal, The Children Deal, The In-Law Deal, The Career Deal, The Sickness and Ageing Deal, The Home Deal, etc. For many people, we have so many package deals that we sometimes get confused and stressed up because each package comes with its own T&C. In a mobile package deal, the T&C are stated clearly BUT in our Life Packages, there are no clear T&C, you gather the T&C as you go along in life or you copy other’s and most times opting out from the deals seemed to have its own consequences. For example, if a person wishes to opt out from the Marriage Package Deal when he also has a Children Package Deal, he will have to weigh the impact and consequences.
Life Package Deals are always going to be there because we are living in the conventional world and opting out of a package deal and/or getting a new package deal is what we normally do to avoid pain and move towards pleasure. If this is the only cycle of life we are in, then we are constantly just trying to survive life.
There is another way to live with your Life Package Deals and it requires the Mind to have New Information about Concepts and Realities, Awesome Awareness of Self, Helpful Attitudes and Perseverance because with New Understanding, you can wisely scrutinize the T&C of each package deal you are living with. Only with wisdom can you then make wise and beneficial choices instead of just oscillating between pain and pleasure.
A mind that is wise, conditions wisdom to grow and helps us to navigate the Life Package Deals we have subscribed to. So if you are keen to sign on to a package that will help you to oversee other package deals, do consider joining some of the courses offered by WISE.