After 3 days holiday, thanks to Good Friday, we have to again pull our socks and get back to work. But whether two days or three days, Monday is always a tough day. After the weekend, going to office, opening the laptop, reading the mails, attending unending conference calls, meeting the deadline looks so taxing and so boring. But whether we like it or not, we have to go.
As a fresher when we join the company then we are so enthusiastic to go to office and do our work. I remember I always used to think why do we have weekends, I eagerly waited for Monday and happily used to go to office. But eventually the enthusiasm disappears, work instead of giving joy just becomes a duty. We do our work just for the sake of doing it.
But why does it happen? It is because money, power and position is most of the time the motivating factor for any work we take up. Money can give us undoubtedly some comfort but will not satisfy our heart. And since our heart does not feel pleasure so work eventually start giving us pain.
But when we work for the higher goals, if the purpose is to serve, to bring joy in other’s heart then we tolerate any pains without any complaint. In fact we will not hesitate to work for even 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It so happens because our work gives us pleasure and we love to work which pleases our heart.
Gita’s principles teaches us how to work for higher purpose, how to serve others through our work and how to worship Krishna with our work. Arjuna kept Krishna always in the center and fought the battle heroically and enthusiastically. In Bhagavad Gita 9.27, Krishna says whatever you do should be done as an offering to me. Similarly, if we work as per Bhagavad Gita’s guidelines for the betterment of society then our work will become a pleasurable experience and we can offer the fruits of our work to Krishna. And then everyday will become Holy Day including Monday!