Life .. What Does It Mean To You ..

Life .. What Does It Mean To You ..

A Story by Hamza
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Everything happens for a reason and so is the truth .. Similarly, Everybody is brought in this world for a reason .. have you found why you're here for ?

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In our daily life, we all are familiar with this phrase: "Get A Life".
People quote this more often when they see others doing nothing or
something that apparently seems annoying. But it is usually quoted
upon us when we show discontent with what we possess, when we lament
about the things we are deprived of.
Everybody wants a comfortable life that has in it all the joy and
fervor to make it beautiful. I believe most of us want an affluent and
gratifying life that experiences fulfillment in every way. But, have
we ever questioned our own conscience as to what we exactly want from
our lives…? Do we really need to meander about in search of
fulfillment and contention…? Have we ever shown satisfaction about
what we have in hand and what we do not require? There are so many
questions that arise when we sit back and think over it. The answers
however, lie within us only.
I firmly deem that nearly everyone of us has an inborn want, a desire
to be useful to this world. We all are in a desperate hunt to know
about the actual reason of our subsistence. "Why were we sent here?"
is a question that every heart wants to decipher. We all want to know
if there is a purpose behind what we do. We want to believe that we
really are needed, and that the duties and responsibilities that we
execute in time are significant and required, and that they actually
do tot up for something. And don't we know, that on an average every
person is perhaps disgruntled with the way his or her life is heading.
There are innumerable number of questions that can come up as we wake
up each day and unfortunately, not many of them are answered as we go
back to sleep at night. Happiness, Reward, Ambitions and Desires,
there are so many of them. But still there is a belief, a firm belief
that the Divine has promised us each and every comfort we long for,
which is why we sleep comfortably knowing that most of our questions
still remain unanswered, and that our purpose of life still remains
unknown to us.
Living without purpose makes us pursue lots of never-ending rainbows
that only bring disappointment, distress, cynicism, a vision of
failure, lethargy, bareness, and in a gist, a total worthlessness.
Dreams that we all see, are a reason for our survival. We live just to
make those things happen and bring peace to not only ourselves, but
also to the ones we depend upon and the ones we see them for.
Too often in their nature, most people are not pleased with the
vocation they are in or with the job that they are doing. A very dear
friend of mine once quoted as we were in a restaurant and nagging over
what we were having, "Food on other people's plates always looks
tastier". This is true in every circumstance just because "the grass
always looks greener on the other side of the fence". Isn't it a true
fact?
People will always be in a constant want of something big, something
exciting even when they are living a life that is furnished with
everything they desired. This is what we call "ingratitude". Rather
than doing their obligation willingly and carefully as unto the
Divine, they yield to a spirit of covetousness. As a result, they
miss God's best for their lives and fail to see the blessings they
already have.
We belong to a culture that regrettably teaches and educates us to
crave and covet for those things that the people in our surrounding
possess and it is disdainfully being endorsed everywhere. We contrast
our statii, wealth, garments, takings, vehicles, and everything else
that we either possess or don't possess at all. The result… we are by
no means happy or satisfied with the kind of lives we live.
If this is where our thoughts are at, we will pursue these things as
well. And as a consequence, we try and find ways and means to better
what we already possess and gain what we don't have, be it honestly or
dishonestly.
We should be modest and true in ourselves and acknowledge the Divine's
assignment for our lives and then allow Him to exalt us in due time.
In gist, be content and allow God to use you as a sweet smelling
fragrance where you are at, which is the key to reach our answers.
Most of the times, people who come into this world live a life to
satisfy their own ends without giving
We need to ask ourselves, why am I discontent and dissatisfied? What
is going on in my life that is making me this way? Why am I not
making the most of my life? Are my priorities out of order? Am I
putting more time and energy into those areas that are very little
consequence? Should I be putting more time into my family and my
marriage and service to God?
The reason of our lives thus lives right there… within us… in the
voice of our own conscience…
We just need to believe… and see how peace prevails within us and in
the entire human race.
it was published in this newspaper: Greater Kashmir

© 2012 Hamza


Author's Note

Hamza
it was an article i had written for a newspaper sometime back ..
hope you'd like it ..

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Very interesting. Nice job. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


Hamza

8 Years Ago

oh .. thanks a lot :)
I love it!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Hamza

8 Years Ago

thanks :)
Wow. This piece is amazing... so many beautiful insights and questions you bring up. I completely agree with you when you say that we live in a society constantly desiring MORE than what we already have. I have noticed this a lot lately in my friends never being satisfied with what they are given/have. I love the quote you included: "Food on other people's plates always looks tastier". I have never heard of that comparison, but it fits perfectly into the whole "greedy" society notion.

May I ask, is there anything particular that sparked you to write this piece?

Posted 8 Years Ago


Hamza

8 Years Ago

there's more than just meets the eye ..
and the quote .. well it always made me laugh but it'.. read more

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Added on October 18, 2012
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Tags: life, death, reason, happiness, pain, experience, faith, belief, contention, satisfaction, answers, questions, desire, fulfillment

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Hamza
Hamza

Jammu, Jammu & kashmir, India



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