Yesterday I was talking about the problems that appear when young girls and children try to be like people on TV or in magazines. The important thing is, as I always say, acceptance. You should accept yourself as you are. Of course there is always a role model. You want to be like that person, it is a natural emotion. And it is even okay, up to a certain limit. It is good if you follow a good example. But please don’t go into a competition with others and don’t think ‘They are like that, why not me?’
Don’t force yourself and get stressed in a competition. Then this endless search and striving becomes a mirage. In Hindi we call this ‘the thirst of deer’. It is an expression for the status of your mind. When deer is in the desert and it is very thirsty, just some meters away it sees water and it starts running and keeps on running for this illusion. When he reaches this place where the water was, it is only sand, but just a few meters away it sees water! It is an endless effort.
In this material world many people have this and always run for something that they believe is great. You think somebody else’s life is great? You think that you only have to achieve one more small thing and then you are there? Forget it, it is a mirage. When you reach this, then you will realize there is another piece missing and you will again start to try and work and do effort. Realize that it is an illusion and that you have everything that you need now! You have every reason to be happy! Be happy and love your life!