Vijay Eswaran Points to Present Moment Security in 2 Minutes from Abyss
The Present Moment
The Present moment has traditionally been taught as insignificant. We feel more comfortable in stretching out our metaphorical wings to the promise of a distant future; however, Vijay Eswaran, in his latest book, “Two Minutes from the Abyss,” says if we truly live our lives as two minutes from a never-ending abyss, then we would treasure these precious fleeting moments. Perhaps the trouble comes when we imaginatively begin to piece these moments together and then realize that we have gotten over the abyss one day and then the next we then begin to think we will never have to face it.
Looking into the Abyss
Vijay Eswaran builds the premise of his book on the fact that it is better to imagine that we will face the abyss such a short amount of time as two minutes which causes us to seize the day or as the Country Song goes “live like you were dying.” What would you do then? Would you go “sky diving,” “ride a bull named Fu Man Chu?” In other words, the message Vijay Eswaran gives in two minutes from the abyss is to choose freely your life in such a way that you can live the richness of this fleeting moment with a sense of urgency.
Urgency, Urgency, Urgency
Vijay Eswaran several times in the book points to the principles of living life with a sense of urgency. It is not the urgency of anxiety, but a sense that if things are not done, well, they won’t get done. By not imposing on ourselves of the urgency to accomplish something, the thing act never comes to fruition. He uses a story to drive home his point about two animals, the lion, and the gazelle, that realize they must run faster than the other, else they will die by the other’s grip on their life. Vijay Eswaran ends the story by saying that urgency gets us to run the “marathon” that we are meant to run, whether we see ourselves as a gazelle or a lion.
Founder, entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, lecturer, and named by Forbes Heroes of Philanthropy is a list of Asian business leaders known for their philanthropic acts to mankind. Vijay Eswaran, known for his being the executive chairman of QI Group, which is a multi-level network marketing business is in 30 countries worldwide and today worth more than 750 million dollars. Part of Vijay Eswaran success has always been giving back to society and making time to empower the poor, the uneducated, and the societies that are struggling with few resources. His philanthropic work is regularly applauded by others for his work. Forbes only honored four Asians on this list and Vijay Eswaran was one of them. Besides his philanthropic work, QI Group, which he founded in 1989, regularly does work to educate, influence and empower the marginalized and struggling. Vijay Eswaran is also the recipient of an honorary doctorate in Economic for his economic contributions to struggling nations.