Understanding the life and its purpose is the essential duty of every human being on earth. However, there are people who negate the purpose of understanding the life. If you read current news in the media and newspapers, it is really heartbreaking to see so many young lives wasted due to suicide, mass murders, drugs, violence and alcohol. I have heard people say one must, “live life like there is no tomorrow.” There were others who have told me, “take life as a blessing.” Both these views are correct however in what perception we take life, that matters the most. A person can live life to the fullest by doing all sorts of harmful things. How will that matter? It will not matter, but wasting a purposeful life and realizing the essence towards the end, might not serve any purpose. A purposeful life is living the fullest by serving the humanity and society at large. Finding your voice in the society, speaking for right causes and advocating to make this planet our
beautiful home will matter the most. God created this wonderful world for a reason he created plants, animals, mountains, insects and birds; but he believed in human beings so we can love him and merge in the divine nectar as one with him. This is the purpose of taking life as a blessing. Understanding that every creation is unique and this beautiful planet is home for many. Therefore, we must take care of our lives and this planet as a whole. We should not waste our precious life in violence and wrongful doing. For this, my spiritual Master once shared in his discourse that,
“If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character.
If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation.
When there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.”
Sathya Sai Baba
Many politicians and leaders are making all sorts of promises to the public to end violence, drug / human trafficking, giving wonderful medicare, good organic vegetables without any harmful pesticides and a peaceful world. Is everything what they say when elected is happening in reality? At times yes, mostly no. Amount of time spent in campaigning is far beyond, then the time and energy spent doing what they were elected to do. In my perspective more than trusting the politicians, if every individual makes an effort to live righteously with efficient character; we will have peace not only at home but in the world at large. We must believe in ourselves and at our capabilities. One should not underestimate the talents and unique character God has gifted us. Believe that everything is possible and have faith that there will be a peaceful world for our children tomorrow. When we realize this definitely, there will be peace on earth. To this as mentioned above, everything starts with the individual self. If one person changes, that will create a ripple effect in the world at large. Human birth is the most precious opportunity for us to connect and understand the divine. The change we really want to see in the world, starts with us.
Find your purpose, tune into yourself and ask how can you better serve the planet. I am sure you will get an answer from within. Remember, life matters and the body is a vehicle gifted by God to serve.