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Time to look within

At times, I close my eyes and go back into the past. I recall my childhood -- a little child who had no worries and lived the most uncomplicated life. Life at that time wasn't about colour combinations and designer clothing.

india Updated: May 20, 2012 22:57 IST
Amandeep Singh Kahlon

At times, I close my eyes and go back into the past. I recall my childhood -- a little child who had no worries and lived the most uncomplicated life. Life at that time wasn't about colour combinations and designer clothing. It was a life where a plastic toy car could give me more contentment than any luxury car can possibly give today. Life had no materialism then ; all it had was happiness, contentment and a plastic toy car.


Today, I have grown up and supposed to be wiser; but like countless other people, I consider myself the most foolish because I have failed to understand the joy of living simply. We read books and articles in search of contentment. That's what makes us foolish because the answer we're looking for lies within us. All we need to do is to close our eyes, think about our childhood. The answer lies in the beautiful memories you'd recall.

Giving up our ego, anger, the fear of the unknown, being humble and above all believing in your destiny are the things required to simplify your life. The biggest sin that exists in the world today is anger and the biggest fear is the fear of the unknown. The day we start believing that God has beautifully written our lives and destiny can't be changed, we'd be the happiest creatures on earth. No man in this world can defy his destiny. We've heard and read about peasants becoming kings and vice versa.

The aim of life is to stay happy and to spread happiness. And here is what a wise man had said: "No one will actually remember you for the money you've earned or the success you have achieved. All that's remembered are the smiles you've spread…Life's unpredictable but this shouldn't force us to quit trying ; but at the same time, we shouldn't forget its purpose no matter how hard we try. Always give others a reason to smile and above all, speak the truth." Only then one can say life has been worth living.