Recently i've been wondering as to wether i should re-start my gym sessions. The reason why I am giving it thought is that when I used to previously 'work out' i used to get very proud of my body.
When I'd walk around i could feel myself subconsciously puffing out my chest or I'd flex my arms for no reason.
I've come to the conclusion that I am going to re-start my gym sessions but the only way that I am going to be able to control my ego is by knowing that everything happens with Guru's Kirpa (Blessing).
In life when we win an award at school, or when we do a big Seva at the gurudwara its because the Guru has blessed us with the ability to do such a thing.
Without Guru Ji we cant do anything, it's only when we realise this that we can kill our personal ego/pride.
|hukmY AMdir sBu ko bwhir hukm n koie ] |
| hukamai a(n)dhar sabh ko baahar hukam n koe || |
|Everyone is subject to His Command; no one is beyond His Command.|
|nwnk hukmY jy buJY q haumY khY n koie ]2] |
| naanak hukamai jae bujhai th houmai kehai n koe ||2|| |
|O Nanak, one who understands His Command, does not speak in ego. ||2|||
Quote taken from Siri Japji Sahib, the first Nitnem Bani (Everyday prayer) of the Sikhs.
(Please note, I have no real knowledge of Gurbani so these quotations may not be entirely relevant. Please leave a comment for my mistakes and forgive me.)