What is your fallback?
To come out of stress, one friend will ask you to drink and another will ask you to meditate. What is your fallback drink or meditate?
To overcome hurt, one friend will ask you to take revenge and get even, and another will ask you to forgive and get ahead with your life. ‘What is your fallback’? Revenge or forgiveness?
Duryodhana said, in his own words, “I know what is right but I am not able to indulge in it. I know what is wrong but I am not able to avoid it.” He needed a fallback. His fallback was his uncle Shakuni, and resultantly, Duryodhana moved from bad to worse. So in any situation we all knows what is right and what not right, so whichever way you will fallback, you will be taken in that direction.
Arjuna’s thought was little different. He was allowing his personal emotions to dominate his sense of duty, and hence wanted to escape from the responsibilities. He needed a fallback. His fallback was Krishna, so as a result, Arjuna was restored to his greatness.
At some point or the other, we all need a fallback.
In the morning we will be given option to getup and go for walk / exercise or continue the sleep. ‘What is your fallback’ makes all the difference.