Jun 20, 2020
All of us lead a busy life. Competition, change and success are the words that have made man a ‘busy beaver’. Perform or perish is the reminder that strikes like lightning from one’s cradle to his grave. Yes, it is success we all are craving for. This search for success has made man cold-blooded.
Emotions like love, appreciation, happiness, hope, trust have no place in our lives. These have now been swapped by anger, anxiety, jealousy, frustration, and depression. The definition of the term ‘success’ seems to be ‘conquer on the materialistic world’. In this process, we forget who we are and where we are going. Is this what we have come for? Is this the state in which nature wanted man to be in. God made man be like him and enjoy his creations. But are we enjoying or is this true happiness? Cravings on earth have engrossed man in the materialistic requirements forgetting his creator and the purpose of his arrival on earth.
Gaining experience on earth for spiritual progress has become an unheard voice of the conscience. Priorities have changed and so has the values. Cemeteries or the burial grounds are good reminders of our actual priorities. Those there now in eternal sleep were the ones who once assumed the whole world was on their shoulders.
People say ‘life is a journey from birth to death’, ‘B’ to ‘D’. Where birth is the beginning and Death is the Destination. One has to answer the question of what is between B and D. The answer is ‘C’. It is a simple but most complicated word ‘Choice’. Our life is just a matter of the choice we make. Every living creature after birth has to go through a life cycle. Human beings also go through the cycle of birth, childhood, adulthood, old age and death. This cycle can also be defined as the cycle of birth, ageing, sickness and death. Though the stages are the same, it is the quality of each person’s journey that is entirely different from one another. Everyone wants to have a happy life but the reality is that some people are more contented than others. Most people are always worried and occupied in life. That is because most of us feel that they know what is required to be happy. But the concept of happiness has some surprising truths.
True happiness is something that comes from within, the inner conscience. True happiness is the state of mind, an inner quality that comes from the enjoyment of one’s self. We are so anxiously concerned about the future that we live our present but forget to enjoy our present. That conscious feeling of living and being observed by the society has given us pleasure, power, and possession but lack of peace of mind. We are so conscious of other’s opinions and views, about what people will think of us, we have given up the things that make us happy. Along with this life’s path, we have forgotten to laugh and love ourselves.
Each of us remembers and cherishes our childhood days, an unforgettable magical period of our lives, where life was simple. There was no reason necessary to laugh, forgive and forget. We lived a simple and carefree life, a true reason behind real inner peace and happiness. We have suppressed that happy child for the materialistic things defined as happiness by society. When the riches of the world fail to make us get the peace and happiness we are craving, we realize the emptiness and start missing the little child within us. To enjoy life to the fullest it is necessary to keep the child in us alive. Remember as a kid how simple it was to let go of things and to live life without worry. Sit silently and do self-searching by taking ten minutes from your complicated life and find that lost child within you. Recall the little things that once made you happy. Learn to live because life is too short. Do not regret on the death bed the things that should have been done when healthy.
Nature has given equal time and opportunities for all. Nobody gets a minute more or less. One is a looser if he gains the entire world but loses his soul. Making yourself presentable in front of your creator is the ultimate truth. Therefore, understanding the priorities, organizing the time, channelizing the energy for the right purpose, and accepting that no soul is lucky but is blessed is the key to spiritual success. Living life like a child again by adopting the carefree approach is the Choice to be made between Birth and Death to be truly happy.