We all have a purpose in life or at least a sense of it. We have somewhere to go, something to do and someone to be. We stride along with striking checkpoints off our bucket list. It is ironic that humans feign to be the powerful masters of their mortality. Keeping the day busy and mind filled with buzzing thoughts is a futile attempt at it. Our lifestyle has been well-equipped for the denial of this transient reality. Contemplation begins only when the light of death has been shown upon our face.
“We are all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.”
-Henry Charles Bukowski
The realization of death has a two-way effect on one’s life’s perspective. Either it necessitates them to find meaning in their life or it dumbs down everything to its bare insignificance.
Despite that, acceptance of the impermanence of our life might strengthen us to change our life for the better. The thought might seem fleeting, but there must have been some reason that you were planted on this planet in the first place. This might help you minimize the catastrophe of your cognitive distortion. Thus, identifying a balance between the imperativeness and the volatility of our creation is of crucial exigency; not fixating on the momentary unimportant thing but finding meaning in one’s life’s existence.
Conflicts created by denial can be dealt with by the integration of this gospel in our aliveness. When we begin to accept the tenuous attribute of our existence on earth, it can aid us to organize our ephemeral time in a meaningful way. Embracing the moments blessed upon us can have rippling effects on our soul.
1. You start looking at the big picture. You start ignoring the nugatory of regular life and stop worrying about the fallen through ventures and alliances. Example: instead of depressing over a job loss, we can go ahead to find a better one. Every ending becomes a starting point for a new beginning.
2. You begin to prioritize your time. You realize your time will end when the sand passes on to the other side of the timer. Instead of getting absorbed in the daily obligations and unnecessary rumination, you begin to experience deep loving and authentic relationships.
3. Find your ‘why’. The truth can indeed set you free. You go on to live your true purpose of life.
4. You are more willing to take risks. As a tribute to the gift of being alive, you start taking more chances on yourself and your dreams. You force yourselves to move outside the comfort zone.
5. You become more helpful to others. You become more inclined towards helping and caring for others. You stop viewing life as a competition when you realize the track and the finish line is different for everyone.
6. You become more introspective and calm. You begin to practice gratitude for all the blessings and gifts of your life. You stop being consumed by negative emotions of daily hassles.
7. You start living in the present. The concept of past and future start to fade away. You become more mindful of the present, experiencing the life pass through you.
In the end, however, your life turns out to be, make sure your stay here is worthwhile.