‘As a Neurosurgeon, travelling the journey of collective consciousness, witnessing pain and suffering and at the same time seeing equal levels of optimism and positivity, it gives deep insight towards philosophical introspection into the ‘concept’ of life. Today in these testing times of uncertainty, hopefully my thoughts will find meanings and make sense to otherwise fast paced life, which most of us cruise without an introspective thought’.
Our Life is a very personal and customized journey, that we take. Though It is slow, it journeys at the speed of TIME, which is steady, definite and finite! A fact which we don’t often realize, but the pandemic has taught us how fragile and vulnerable we are, despite all the technological and scientific advancements.
The conscious mind in us records, rejoices, suffers and forgets various events over time as life courses by. Irrespective of who we are, Life always throws challenges, yet it allows our free will to decide whether we suffer these challenges or we accept and move on, or we turn the challenges into a positive scenario. The role of our mental health, morale support that we have, our capacity to endure and our ability of future vision – all of these decides our free will decisions. Yet we are often enslaved to genetically rooted Impulsive decisions and actions when we are cornered!
Many a time, situations may not be in the realm of our control at all, where we are just helpless and mute spectators, like the pandemic we are witnessing today. This leads to few important questions?
Is there a purpose of life?
What is the destination of this journey?
How significant are we?
The dimension from where we view these questions, presents various answers. Though different and contradicting, yet all the answers are TRUE in their own ways. In the dimension of COSMOS, our earth or the solar system, even the milky way (our Galaxy) are of no significance in the larger realm of Universe. They are just another ‘dot’ of a matter! We believe we own Earth, actually not. The Nature will revive itself even if Mankind ceases to exist. If as a species we are not significant, how can an Individual be significant? Life will find its path. Every one of us are dispensable in true sense. If we are that insignificant, then what is the Purpose of Our Life?
Earning money and riches, position and status are definite goals in life for most, and it is not wrong. But how much is enough? When do we stop chasing and begin living our life? Happy family and good friends to share the precious time, where moments become cherished memories. Are these the purpose of life? Or is to take care of previous generation (which we should do as our duty) and nurture the next generation (which is our responsibility) our purpose? Many walk the path to find the ‘purpose of life’ as their purpose in life.
A Parallel and contradictory truth exists: an individual has the potential to bring in significant change, from science to commerce, be it good or bad. One person can bring in significant revolution, development or destruction. Our mind is a powerful tool and a weapon, and we live in it.
In this journey, the destination doesn’t matter. It is the cherished memories that we make from moments of life as we walk through the time, that matters. Life is not about the ‘purpose’ or moments and memories, or leaving behind a mark in history. Life is all about Living to its fullest extent, every day. Its not to carry the burden of past, or the worries of future, as Life always will find its path. Make every day count! Life is a gift. To have no regrets to carry, we should do what we enjoy, and enjoy what we do.
‘Follow your dreams with passion and perseverance, for you don’t have to prove to anyone’
Connect with near and dear ones, let go of ego. You may not get another chance to say hello, as each are in their own Journey. Time is the most precious commodity in life, make it count with cherished memories.
Live it before you leave it.