Last weekend I was watching a movie on television. A sentence the actor said, stayed in my mind.
“I had to lose my sight to see”.
This sentence carries an enormous burden of emotion and regret, isn’t it? It is not just his sight he is talking about, but also the guilt of turning a blind eye to everything around him, except himself.
Very often man becomes an island of “I”, totally self-centered, focusing only on himself, his growth and success. He turns away from people or things outside of his circle. He fails to experience life, beauty, happiness and is insensitive to the happenings around him.
We need to step out of the cocoon of conceited attitude that we have developed for ourselves, for when we look back, we see nothing but a reflection of bitter remorse.
Before it is too late, we need to channelize the collective brilliance of the human intellect, to shift its focus to more humane approach to make this “world and us”, better!
So, it’s time to pause,
amble across the green grasslands
gather the scattered emotions,
collect our thoughts,
walk away from the thorns of illusionary success,
reinforce the root of disintegrating values
feel the allure of nature’s grandeur,
weed out the toxic prejudices
bask in the warmth of familial love
rise above man made boundaries
exhibit a spirit of kindred brotherhood
infect humanity with a happiness bug
indulge in kindness
endeavor to respect the environment
listen to the whispers of the soul,
to enjoy a life well lived,
and leave behind a habitat
for generation next, to breathe!
V.J’s Weekly challenge #100 : Pause
Eugi’s weekly prompt : Brilliance