THE LIGHT WITHIN YOU
“Your life only gets better when you do. Work on yourself, and the rest will follow.”
Have you ever thought about what is actually ‘the art of living’? The simplest answer to this question is that just by being happy and cheerful, you can complete the cycle of life. But, is it really enough to complete the journey? Don’t we want a peaceful and pleasant living?
The answer lies in the moment when we get stuck amidst the situation where choosing between how to smile again and how to move ahead becomes difficult. That is the time when the heart frequently asks for serenity, but the mind denies. That is the peak time when life seems hard to live and we crave for miracle to happen.
No doubt, we are able to create a positive aura of happiness around us, but the truth is that it doesn’t lasts for a fairly long time. One of the major reasons for this is the obstacles that hinder in achieving happiness every time we search for it. That’s exactly the point where we need to understand that the gemstone for which we are searching outside, rather lies within us.
Yes, finding happiness within ourselves is the key to the art of living a worthy life. The fact of living on this earth, within a society however, forces us to get attracted to the outside world and thus this immense power suppresses our inner happiness. There comes a phase in life where standing at the cross-roads, we are unable to make the right decision and choose the correct path. Phases, where holding onto something not only brings happiness but also token of regrets in afterlife. And these crucial phases of life leave us at the bay of unhappiness and regrets.
Robert Williams has rightly said, “You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” This is the sheer truth to be accepted. All the things we are going through somehow make us realise about the arena that apparently needs more of our concern than we are pouring into it.
Taking tough decisions and implementing them leads you to sadness and regrets at times. But, it is vital to remember that diamond shines brighter in darkness. All the good or bad experiences we gain and the sturdy decisions we take today, will surely turn us to a wiser person for tomorrow.
Make yourself a priority above all. Encourage yourself to rise up every time you fall down. Learn to be your own monitor and your own mentor when introspection becomes a requisite solution. Learn to celebrate yourself when nobody else does. Most importantly, learn to accept what cannot be changed in the hourglass of life. Very little is needed to lead a happy life, and that little but ‘omnipotent’ light lies within you.
Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not be able to blow your candle out.” This mantra given by Katherine Dunham is very imperative to learn the true “art of living”.