So the day we were born, we obviously didn’t know what was happening, right? i mean, after spending 9 odd months in there, we definitely didn’t expect to see a world like this, did we? Probably thought we’d be surrounded with organs all our life. Or not.
Okay, who even thinks of such things? Anyone? Well… I do. (Forever weird)
And I’m actually glad to be a part of this world, there are at least 91% of us in this world, who curse their lives daily and wish for something much much better. What more can you ask for, i fail to understand, but do we ever thank our creator, assuming there’s actually someone out there who drew us so accurately and injected life into us? (“Oh, what nonsense is this. Get out of your imaginary world.” – is what most of you are thinking) But give it a thought? Just for maybe a minute, look at yourself in the mirror (don’t obsess over your face for too long, because that’s not the point) and ask yourself “what are you here for?” Honestly, I feel every single human being in this world has been sent here for a reason. Maybe you’re here to introduce a kind of cosmetic that can make you invisible for a designated time period, maybe you’re here so that you can gift packets of happiness to all those who desperately need to smile, maybe here so that you can blog (so I’m putting myself in this category, just saying), you’re here to give a different dimension to this world all over, you’re here to scrape off the concept of exams in school (always wanted that), you’re here to correct those who are probably wrong , probably here to learn 10 different languages, getting into the dubbing business and earning a living, and well, of course there’s so much more. Either way, whatever you’re here for, how many times do you ever just sit back and feel good about yourself, let alone the life you’re living, or are forced to live. Don’t you feel fortunate at all sometimes that you’re still alive? The fact that you’re able to feed yourself and your family at least one meal a day, or you get to wake up to see the next day and experience new things? Well some don’t get that chance. Many die out of starvation. The fact that you have warm clothes to cover yourself with during winters. Many die due to the cold. The fact that you’re surrounded with at least a few friends and family members. Many commit suicide because they are depressed, probably don’t have anyone to go to, no shoulder to cry on.
Every little thing that exists in your life, things you do, what you speak, the kind of people you meet, the school/college/office you go to, etc.. It all has some significance, has some relevance, if you really think about it. It’s probably “wastage of time and energy” as some people would tag it, but have you ever wondered why birds can fly and you can’t? Why do people fight? Why do humans keep animals as their pets, why not the other way round? Etc. Ask yourself these questions.
Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you. Out of the welter of life, a few people are selected for us by the accident of temporary confinement in the same circle. We never would have chosen these neighbours… life chose them for us. But thrown together on this island of living, we stretch to understand each other and are invigorated by the stretching. The difficulty with big city environment is that if we select—and we must in order to live and breathe and work in such crowded conditions—we tend to select people like ourselves, a very monotonous diet. All hors d’oeuvres and no meat; or all sweets and no vegetables, depending on the kind of people we are. But however much the diet may differ between us, one thing is fairly certain: we usually select the known, seldom the strange. We tend not to choose the unknown which might be a shock or a disappointment or simply a little difficult to cope with. And yet it is the unknown with all its disappointments and surprises that is the most enriching.
“The more things change, the more they stay the same?”
There is one thing that always remains a constant in everything – what Aristotle called “entelechy” – which he defined as your “unique-to-you highest potential.”
For example :
“The break up that led to the breakdown that led to the breakthrough!”
In other words, what may have at first seemed deflating, frustrating or painful can be experienced with conscious insight as an empowering growth opportunity breakthrough. According to Aristotle, there is a reason for everything which happens to you on your journey. It is to offer you special miracle-grow-insights to help you rise up stronger and higher as your mightiest self.
So here’s the great news: You are on your way to a happier life if you consistently choose to tap into “conscious insight” – and keep your purpose for being on this planet in mind —which is to tap into your “entelechy” – and become your mightiest potential.
Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.
“The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what’s true”
So I’m going to give you one simple advice (well actually a couple of them) and that is (these are): Just be happy with what you have. And if you want more, work hard and be satisfied. Be yourself, because being someone else is just a waste of time. If you don’t like somebody, let them know, don’t waste time talking about them behind their back. Similarly, if you love someone, stop reading this and go tell him/her right away, trust me, you only wait at bus stops, nowhere else!! Stay positive and spread the vibes. Love.