28th Nov, 2021
‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ was a great book I read some time ago. In one passage, the author wrote something that
resonated well with me –
“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”
The answer to why we lead a meaningless life is because of misplaced priorities due to the LKK syndrome (Log Kya Kahenge) and trying to keep up with the Joneses(Jains in our case in India) and also, if you permit me to use the millennial lingo, due to the FOMO(Fear of Missing out) and the YOLO (You only live once) effect.
In ‘The Art of Dreaming’, Don Juan provides another valid reason while telling Carlos Castaneda, “most of our energy goes into upholding our importance. If we were capable of losing some of that importance, two extraordinary things would happen to us. One, we would free our energy from trying to maintain the illusory idea of our grandeur;
and two, we would provide ourselves with enough energy to catch a glimpse of the actual grandeur of the universe.”
This Sunday, Change your priorities, Lead a meaningful life and Stay blessed forever.