The Path That Leads To Our Authentic Selves!
I’m talking of the quest for the answers we all are seeking about our existence. We keep searching for the answers at every single place that gives us hope even as small as a mustard seed. They maybe a famous priest, a best-seller book, or even your grand or great-grand parents who claim that they have unfolded the purpose of their existences and know the secrets for a happy and serene life. We keep searching for answers outside, and in most cases even a life-time falls short and the body expires, while the soul embarks upon the journey to start another cycle of life with a new identity. But we never try to have a glance at our inner world, which indeed is a treasure trove of wisdom, which has answers for each and every question our vulnerable heart and mind keep pondering about.
The sole purpose of human life is to discover who we truly are, what all things we are capable of and most importantly to distinguish between our outer and inner world. Whatever happens in the outer world is what decides our knowledge, duties, responsibilities, expectations and of course the so called “impression”. Which in turn give us momentary pleasure or pain. However the more important aspects of our life like happiness and contentment can only be achieved in our inner world, the world that our soul belongs to. We are often mistaken when we think that we are our body. Whatever activities we indulge in are intended to give comfort and pleasure to our frame.
Speaking of the majority, we spend the first phase of our life in getting an employment that ensures financial security, the second phase in settling with a life-long companion to ensure emotional security, the third phase of our life building up a foundation for the new souls we introduce to the world and the fourth phase in religious practices to ensure easy landing in God’s land. We have all forgotten that the materialistic life is just an illusion. People are so much busy creating these securities for themselves that they have forgotten the joys of simple living and high thinking, the joys of peace, the joys of spirituality. Why is everyone running after security? Why is fear lurking in every nook and corner of the world?
Wearing attractive clothes, eating food that our taste-buds relish, achieving power and position. These are not the things we should be running after. This is not what our priority should be. Our priority should be feeding our soul. The healthier our soul is the happier we are. Our thoughts need not be directed to our outer world. We have to show them the path that leads to our inner self. We are not our body. We are pure souls. Innocent, fearless and loving. Happiness is our nature. We need not put extra efforts, be it big or small to be happy. Our happiness does not depend upon the situations we encounter in the outer world. Discover your own self. You and your body are two different things. It is YOU who decides whether you are happy and contented, whereas it is your body which decides who you are for the outer world. Your personality, duties, responsibilities, relationships, these things help the outer world create an impression of you and measure the worth of your life by scaling your position. However, how contented you are with your life is what you and your heart decide. Once we lay our foot on the path that leads to success we often forget about the path that takes us to our inner world. But there is a secret I would like to share. You can take up both the journeys if you are strongly willing and determined. One does not need two births to master both inner and outer worlds. The only thing you have to learn is making happiness and contentment your nature.
Be happy no matter what. Meditate regularly to rejuvenate your spirit. Work in the outer world using the energy and happiness you derive from your inner world. Let me again remind you, you need not choose a work that ensures financial security. We all have been born with a purpose. Find that purpose. Find something that can guarantee that you will always feel productive, efficient and happy doing that work at any point in your life. Ensure that the work you are doing is helping make the world a better place. Never run after the benefits that the job will be offering, rather think whether you are offering something beneficial to others. Lead a simple life. Forget about the external pleasures for your body is not to live forever. Keep feeding your soul for it is immortal!