Don’t Blame The World


Do not
Blame the world.
A solution.

– Sri Chinmoy 1

Human nature often wants to blame other people and the rest of the world for our problems. How many times do we think – if only? But, complaining never makes us happy, nor does it solve our problems. If we can learn how to look at a problem, half its strength goes away. What are the solutions to our problems?

Is it Really a Problem?

Often our problems are imaginary, we perhaps feel slighted by someone else, we fear others are thinking ill of ourselves. In these situations it is the emotional vital that is affected by pride, jealousy or insecurity. But actually, most of these emotions are just our imagination. It is not a real problem we have to deal with, but, our own passing emotions. If we can let go of these imaginary problems, it will be a big weight off our shoulders.

The Mind Exaggerates

The mind has a tendency to exaggerate the extent of a problem. If you allow your mind to think about the problem in circles, the problem becomes magnified out of proportion. If we are able to get out of this train of thought by doing something completely different we can almost forget all about the problem.

Success and Failure

We apt to value only success, and when things are easy. This is understandable, but, to make any appreciable journey there will always be difficulties. In the life of Abraham Lincoln so many setbacks he had. Yet, in a way these setbacks were essential parts of his life experience, that made him the person he was. Similarly, difficult times, force us to bring some disguised quality to the fore; it gives us extra strength and inner reserves. A setback or failure is not just an unsolvable problem, but part of the bigger cycle of life.

We Are Only Responsible For Ourselves.

Do you want to change the world?
Then change yourself first.
Do you want to change yourself?
If so, remain completely silent
Inside the silence-sea.

– Sri Chinmoy 2

The only person we are responsible for ourselves is ourself. We cannot change other people, we can only change ourselves. Usually, human nature instinctively is drawn to the faults of others, and we ignore the metaphorical plank in our own eye. Thus we always see insolvable problems.

We can love the world without expectation, but, we can never expect the world to rise upto our perceived standards.


  1. Jewels of Happiness p.9, Sri Chinmoy,
  2. Excerpt from Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 40 by Sri Chinmoy