Indeed! Who says it is not? Every aspect of life is to be cherished or so, say the most optimistic of the lot. On the other hand the pessimists see it as a burden which gets too heavy to lift. They abandon life and choose an easier way out. They prefer to die then to live.
If we follow Indian mythology then it is said that if somebody has more vices then virtues they get the animal form, if the virtues are more than vices then they get the form of the angels. It is only when virtues and vices even out that one gets the human form to rise spiritually and attain salvation from the vicious cycle of life and death.
So this human life is the most precious gift god has given us. It is through our body and mind that we try to think beyond the material and transient world. It is in this one life as humans that we get the best of the love god has stored for us.
Yes life is not all hunky dory or a smooth ride from birth to death. It has the heady highs of happiness and the ghastly lows of sadness. Yes, you get the sweet taste of success and the bitter pill of failures, but not always it is the same situation. Both success and failures are complimentary to each other. One follows the other like newlyweds following each other around the sacred fire during a Hindu wedding. If we have this mindset that everything is transient and nothing is permanent, we would have a fulfilling life. Else it will be pretty mundane and will appear to be dull.
It is said that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. True, if we see each little thing in life to be holding some beauty, life will automatically appear beautiful to us. A small child always brings a smile to our face, why can’t it be the same when the same child grows a little older or becomes an adult? As we grow older, we learn about things, we start judging people. The moment we do that we lose the innocence that a small child has, which leads to us, not being able to see the beauty in all things. The beauty is hidden behind the veil of judgement; we fail miserably in peeling those layers of misconstrued notions we have of each other. We gain so much knowledge that we forget being aware. We turn a blind eye to things which exist right under noses, taking our near and dear ones for granted.
Life is indeed beautiful; we need to just be aware. Have you ever asked yourself on how aware are you of your own self? Have you ever taken a minute to sit back and just ponder on where you are headed? We all are in a mad rush to earn money, fame, luxuries and all things materialistic; never sitting back to think about the purpose and goal of our life. Can these materialistic things give you peace, can they make you a better person, and can they make you aware?
Once you are aware of yourself, you see everything in a new and different perspective. Once you get this notion in your head that everything is momentary and is a phase which shall pass, you stop taking things to heart and let it pass by. You stop worrying too much about future and enjoy living more in the present. Once you do that you see the real beauty of life. Each moment spent that way is nectar in itself.
Give yourself at least 5 minutes each day to sit back and think about what one good you have done during the day without being judgemental about it. Start noting it down and by the end of the month you will have a list of things which you can boast about. These good things will be your motivation to see life in a more beautiful way. So go ahead and start noting down, you never know how many things you can come up with.
Finally, it is best to live and let live, that is my mantra, it gives everyone the much needed space to breathe and grow, it makes life more beautiful to live and share.
-Susmita Shroff I am a homemaker, married, 34 years of age, residing in Bangalore. I am a full time mom of a lovely baby boy. After having worked in the financial corporate sector for almost 7 years, I quit my job to take care of my baby and pursue my passion writing and of doing a creative writing course. I am a voracious reader and write for pleasure. I am a social networking person and spend my free time browsing the internet, shopping online, reading books and keying my thoughts onto my laptop and my smart phone. I usually write about the day today stuff which touch me, trivial and mundane issues which rattle my mind and finally to pour out my innermost thoughts to make them come alive in words.