Live life to the fullest each and every day. Do what we truly love and commit to making a difference in someones life. As the power in us ripples outward, it does touch the life of many all around us and around the World. This is the power of one and this is the power of us. Yes, each and every one of us. Yes, each of us can make a difference. But it always starts with ONE. So lets start with us as number one and start counting to make each day count. It does not matter how long we live in years, What matters the most is have we lived our life fully and with no regrets. Have we lived and enjoyed each and every minute of our unique life on this Planet. If not we would be leaving plenty of regrets behind. In life all we get is one chance to make our life worthwhile. When our time is up, it’s time to pack up and leave for good.
We have embarked on a long journey through life on a one way street. There is no turning back. During this journey we have many choices and decisions need to be made. This is just like planning for a trip on a map. There are points where we need to rest, sleep and eat. Simplifying our life takes the stress out of life itself. Keeping it simple is the key.
All of us like to keep some privacy for ourselves. Like a two sided coin, all Humans have two sides. On one side we want to be social and on the other we want to have our own privacy. But there are times when we will need to reveal ourselves from the darkness that surrounds us. This is my story. It was a very dark one wintry and a blistering cold evening. The sun had just gone down and the wind was howling. With snow on the ground and freezing temperatures, the simple act of just crossing the road to the post office just got a lot harder and challenging. The ice beneath the snow was slippery. To avoid a fall, my concentration was focused on the steps that I was taking at that particular moment. The winter coat that I was wearing was white and the snow covering the ground was white too. All of a sudden, a car was speeding along the parking lot heading straight towards me. I froze on the spot and was unable to move. Luckily the driver had seen me at the last moment and had applied the brakes. Later on I was talking to the driver inside the post office. He mentioned to me that he never even saw me until the last second. Which is when he had braked. This had in fact saved my life and I am glad that he did.
The World sure has changed and so have its inhabitants who call themselves Humans. But to appreciate the two sides of the same coin (one old and the other new), it is only wise to explore their mindset along with their expectations and requirements of daily life. The grandfather does not and will not have the same mindset as his grand kids. Even the thought process may not be the same between a mother and her grown up daughter. Today we see that people have lost their very identity, morality and the ethics of everyday living. Living true to one self and others have become a thing of the past. Greed and Jealousy have taken over minds. Money has corrupted us all and the old honest life is moving away from us and fast. Today we see value in things and not in people. We stand in line to get the latest gadget but we forget to go for our Physical or to see our Dentist on a periodic basis. We spend more money buffing up our car to look pretty for others that we forget to buff up our Health. Our priorities in life have changed drastically and is heading the wrong way.
What does a Hug do and why is it more powerful than a simple handshake? A handshake has just been accepted to be a formality or a symbol of Professionalism in the Business World. So this type of relationship stays in the business arena. Hugs on the other hand displays the level of intimate connectivity between two parties which are like I said, bound by trust, togetherness and openness. What does hugs bring out in us. Since it has an emotional component, it has power in it which can ONLY be felt, but not seen. This is what makes it super powerful in terms of relationships and its emotional connection. Only close friends and inseparable couples are able to decipher the code of this intimacy. For the rest it may be just an act of connection or may fell just like a handshake.
In the same way our eyes are meant to see things in the natural light and also in dim light at night. It all comes down to diet. If our diet is healthy we become healthy. That is Garbage in Garbage out. If we eat junk, that’s what we will be made of. If we eat ONLY healthy and natural foods, we will look, feel and stay wonderful throughout our lives. We may not even need to have liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, Botox, other fillers etc. NATURAL Water does hydrate our cells. By hydrating it, it keeps our skin healthy naturally. Water plays an important role in skin health, then comes vegetables and fruits. How many of us drink NATURAL water each day? Most of us drink sugary drinks, Coffee, Tea, energy drinks and bottled water to keep going. We are paying a premium to purchase it. Moreover we are exposing ourselves to sugar, artificial flavors, artificial colors, tons of preservatives and what not. Why do we need to support these giant Multi- National, Multi-Billion dollar companies who are feeding us this poison? ALL we need to do is to drink NATURAL water. This is what our body is designed to have. So let’s give it what it wants. Instead we are feeding it garbage.
As a species we are mostly harmless, but at times we are our worst enemy to each other. This is not nature. This is in fact a conditioned or acquired trait that we learn from society. Hate is one such trait that is bestowed upon us by family or society or even a combination of both. None of us are born into this World to Hate anyone. Our birth in itself is brought about through love. Without love we wouldn’t even be here. We are the only species on this Planet that drink the milk of another species. Did you know that? Does this say something about us in regard to the exploitation of not just our species but others as well. In Human terms we would call it “Exploitation across species”. We have indeed crossed this line without getting any sort of permission to do so from the species who are getting exploitation. Isn’t this slavery? We are domesticating animals against their will, and killing them at will. Humans seem to have the final word on this Planet. We make our own laws. We also break them as needed when it need to suit our purpose. Law s are designed for the masses by the people who have money and power. This enables them to control everything they wish to take control of . In this process this elite few enrich themselves. It is Who who holds the power, money and control, controls everyone else. The rest of us are all puppets in this drama of life, meaning the 99%. We are being controlled by the invisible strings of the Man made law.
Memories are all that remains of us in our own personal lives, once all our friends are dead and gone. This tells a lot about us. It tells us that we have beaten all odds of survival to make it to this ripe old age. I should say, this young age. Because this is the new Young. As we all live longer and longer trying to hit the century mark, all of us need true and time tested support from family and friends. This is what it is all about, Support in both good and not so good times. During holidays, we tend to get absorbed in purchasing material gifts, that we forget to give the real gift of love. Gifts are not supposed to be wrapped in fancy paper sheets with bow and ties, but to be given as love that is filled with honesty, wrapped in truth and that which is genuine.
In countries where corruption is rampant, potholes seem to take the upper hand. As a result of it the rider who rides their automobile to and from work is putting their life on the line commuting. Since there are no laws that are being enforced, any death, dismemberment or fatalities that arise as a result of this pothole is usually tossed aside. This results in the common Man suffering by going through this ordeal all by self. Also he or she has no means to see through the proceedings in court legally. This person is usually poor, a hard worker, dedicated to his work and to his family and is living paycheck to paycheck to put food on the table. The poor have always been paying the ultimate price of personal loss from the beginning of Mankind. The rich have always been exploiting the poor. The context in this case is that the rich Man or Woman has the power, money and control in him or her to bring about change to the community. But when big money is at stake strange things happen and nothing gets done on time due to inefficiencies in the legal system, and in the social structure of society where there is a major interplay of money, power, control and politics. Guess who the major player are? You guessed right. They are usually the rich and powerful. The common Man do not stand a chance in fighting them. To top it off, the cherry on the top of the pudding has corruption built into it.
We are running like rats with no destination in mind other than what society has conditioned us to do. WORK and MAKE MONEY. Then spend it all. Then repeat it day in and day out until we die. Society has been dictating and conditioning us to focus on the so called Golden age of retirement to enjoy life. Why not enjoy life today? When the time comes for us to enjoy this retirement, the retirement wheel may be rusted by then. We may have planned to travel the World after retirement. In many cases we cannot even go to the bathroom alone, let alone travel the World. Only today is for sure. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow may never come. We may be gone. So we need to ask ourselves these questions rather than blindly following the crowd with a herd mentality and by running without a destination on the rat race wheel. The more we run on this wheel, the faster we will move. But where are we heading? What is our end goal? Why are we following the crowd blindly?