When I woke up this morning, I’d a serious doubt rolled over my head. Everything around me has its own purpose, my mattress shrouding me from cold, my clock revealing my tardiness, my wardrobe exhibiting my flamboyance, my house, shoes, chair, bag, bottle, book, bike…..etc. Even the stone that my mom kept outside was better than me to break the coconut. What am I supposed to do? What’s the purpose of my existence? What am I doing in this earth?
I guess you too had this kind of perplexed questions, but probably in your shower. Don’t sourpuss; these questions were already found by the great minds over centuries. And fortunately some found the answers for these questions and left us their wisdom in the lines of their lives. I don’t want to bewilder and anxiety you by mix up the religious speculation and physiology evolution. I’d gather this wisdom and squeeze them in the cask as wine. Now graith your tongue to savor the taste of five glass of wisdom which going to change your conscience about life.
1: Script your profile (First glass of wisdom)
There is a famous song in Tamil “Unnai Arinthal Nee Unnai Arinthal Ulagathil Poradalam, ooyarthalum thaalnthalum thalai vanagamal nee vaalalam”. This means if you know yourself fully you can fight in this world, no matter if you raise or down there’s no need to kneel before anyone. So to know yourself you should first write your profile. That should include your skills, interests, hobbies, qualifications, achievements, good and bad deeds, character and behavior. And also ask your best friends to write about you from true to their heart. This practice is for know your abilities, capabilities and your potential to achieve the goal. After profiling, you got to analyze and remove the residue of negative habits and try to pure yourself before touching next glass of wisdom.
2: Greet everyday with love (Second glass of wisdom)
The first glass only revealed you the secret of yourself, not your purpose of existence. Look around, you weren’t the only creature who hosts in this planet. If you think you’re solitude from others, then you’ve must be the fool. Off course the space between you and the other man might be by miles, but the element of air filled the space of your distance, element of land connected with your footsteps with others, the element of water moisture every inch of your body that passes by the others.
Love the sun that healing your bruises in your heart and retrieving your energy. Love the air that making you feels alive at each second of your life. Love your parents who makes you feel complete love & affection and gave you the identity for living in this world. Love your friends, siblings, tutor who show their kind, nourishes, aid and guidance. Love your foe, who gave you the enduring pain. Finally love the nature (God) that structured you.
3: Perceive the strategy of life (Third glass of wisdom)
The second glass would figure out about how to approach your life. For triumph the real world you have to abstract the strategy of the great minds. There are 700 million people living in this world. Only 2% (14 million) of people are famous & richer. What about remaining 98% (686 million) of people? Well, these 98% people are persistently helping the 2% to become richer and powerful, but How so? For ex: Steve jobs were also on the 98% of people before he started the Apple.inc. He then came to know the magic of 3i’s (Idea, Invent, Implement). Off course he failed, he lost his company once but didn’t lost determination of holding the throne of success. Don’t ever think your idea was so stupid, don’t regret if your invention fails, and don’t ever scare to implement your model for simple critics. After all we’re just humans, like laugh, cry, snore, success & failure is also a part of nature; even if we try hard we can’t resist the failure.
“If you want to live a happy life, tie to a goal not to people or things”-Albert Einstein.
4: Excitement about everything (Fourth glass of wisdom)
Once I asked my friend, what would you wish if god appears before you? He said that he would change every person in the planet in to a child. “Child” I asked him with amaze. He replied “When we were child we really won’t care about anything but are toys. We play in the meadows with friends and fellow guys. We excite about everything like new toys, dress, shoes, festival balloons, even 2Rs pencil would excite us the whole day. We like what we do, even it’s so stupendous. We create our own ambition in life that which doesn’t exists in the world. There’s no famine for joy, happiness were surround us like clouds and rupture our heart and sizzle the felicity. It was like a days of dream. We’ve hadn’t experiencing this now of about even 10%. We just owned a car, house, bike, a pocket of money, but not the excitement as like our childhood. There is still feeling like inadequate.” My lips were like patched; I don’t have relevant answer for him. I was totally agreed with him. I’m a terrible artist when I’m child, but for some reason I was stopped. I don’t know why. Perhaps I thought it was too childish, but what I stopped really was my excitement in drawing. It’s not just about drawing; some may sing, dance, act, play on their childhood and stopped it completely thinking it was way beyond their maturity. Well now it’s not too late bring your childhood back, bring your excitement back. Start kindles your inner fire, search your real interest and act according to it. Say it proudly that “I’m happy and that’s because I’m childish.”
5: The final call (Fifth glass of wisdom)
This is your final glass of wisdom. You’ve had already gulped the four glasses that teaches you secret of your life, approaching the life, strategy for life and excitement in life but I still didn’t revealed you the purpose of life. The real purpose was one’s life is change. Yes! “Change”. If you read the life history of each successful personalities, there’ll be some kind of changes was brought in to world. For ex: Sir Edison invented an electric lamp, before that only a fire torch and candles were used. So Edison was the change. Sir Einstein discovered the general relativity theory. Before that Newton’s law was used to measure the distance unmandated planets. So Sir Einstein was the change. Mahatma Ghandiji was brought the independence to India by non-violence. Before that people thought only dagger and rifles will bring the freedom. So mahatma Ghandhiji was the change. Many more examples are there but it’s not only they could bring the change, we too can bring the change to the world which is really needed today’s life. So dream now, that you’ll be the change one day and bring a better world to our future generation. This is a real purpose of one’s life. These five glasses of wisdom will definitely reveal your purpose of existence. “Be the change you want to see in the world” – Mahatma Ghandhiji.