In this hectic rat race to make more money a few lose their health and to restore it, they spend a lot of their hard earned money. Ironically, people skip lunch and dinner to make money so that they don’t have to starve. Some think a lot over their future and forget the present, while a few live in the past and lose the present. Many compare their life with other who are in the upper scale and try to emulate them, failing to understand that they are much more affordable than those less deprived. And a few live as if they will never die and in doing they die as if they never lived.
Life is that which I experience here and now. This span of the present has to be satisfactory and I need to enjoy it, this is the purpose of my life.
If I am driving my car at night the head lights does not light up the highway till my destination, but instead will lit up the road as my car moves forward. The head light of my life highway is happiness not Eternal Peace. Happiness is different from Eternal Peace. Eternal peace is the like the street light which is always there in the form of grace of the Absolute and doesn't need any of my efforts. I only need to make use of it. Happiness may be momentary but it has its relevance, it motivates and inspires me.
How does the way I lead my life affect me??
It is an illusion that the objects around me provide me happiness. Due to this illusion I get attached to them this is my primary fault. This primary fault causes emotional attachment. Anything which has emotional tinge with it could cause either happiness or suffering. So it is important for me to let go attachment. I only have to use the material but never get attached to it. I have to the drive the car and not let the car drive me.
Secondly I have to do things with passion. If I do any work I should never think of the remuneration, it will distract my focus. There is no point in doing things that does not have my heart and soul in it, how much ever I am paid for it. Life is not just earning it also involves the way I earn it.
Third and most important is ethical living. As a person I must be conscious of my environment and my fellow beings which adds sense to my living. Positive deeds rather than negative deeds in support to the environment will not only serve me as an individual but also the entire mankind. Setting goals in life has to have a boundary of ethical values around it. It is not right to set a goal and think of reaching the goal with “by hook or crook” frame of mind or with “chalta hai” attitude.
Life is meaningless if I think I can live haphazardly and at the same time it is also meaningless if I think I have to live a strict particular life. I have the power to give meaning to my life by making my thought, word and deed the instruments of love and hope. After all life takes the meaning that I give to it. It is a canvas on which I paint, the stage on which I decide the dance moves or the song I sing. When I allow myself to be creative, in all that I do, life is never dull it is filled with meaning……Am I Right??