Smita was awarded with the best young professional award at her organization. She was very active, smart and charming and was effortlessly able to manage her job and home. Despite of her busy schedule days were passing very happily, but still somewhere deep in her heart she had guilt feeling because of her inability to provide adequate time to her family, especially her small child. She felt that she is doing injustice to her child by not giving him sufficient time. Gradually she started feeling frustrated and after giving lot of thoughts decided to leave the job and look after her family and child. However, her well-wishers tried to convince her to change the decision, but with a failure.
And eventually after leaving the job she felt very happy and satisfied in the initial days because now she was able to give ample time to her child and family. But very soon she realized that this is not what she was looking from her life. And as time passed she went for introspection and raised a question to herself “Is my life confined to serve only my family or am I here for a bigger objective of serving the society and spreading love and joy in the world?” Like Smita we all come across such questions very often in our life but fail to get the satisfactory answer.
Certainly we all are here in this world for a much bigger mission of serving the society by spreading awareness and love. Just think of all those eminent personalities who have spent their whole life for the betterment of our country. May it be Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda, Mother Teresa, Bhagat Singh, Anna Hazare or anyone else who overlooked their family needs and took much bigger responsibility on their shoulders of serving the society? Can you imagine what would have happened to the society and our nation if they would have lived their life only for the survival of their families?
Repeatedly a question comes in my mind that what extra we are contributing as a human being for the development of our society, if we are only taking care of our own family needs. As far as taking care of family is concerned even animals and birds take care of their own family. Are we not living a life of an animal then? Actually we create our own boundaries and restrict ourselves in those areas; at times voluntarily and many times by force. This is what is happening with the majority of us, we are working very hard to fulfill our needs by performing all the personal and professional jobs efficiently, but still we do not feel happy and satisfied with our contribution. Probably going beyond the boundaries might give us the happiness and contentment.
I salute you all and appreciate your tireless efforts to lead a blissful life. But at the same time request you not to confine yourself to a smaller perspective of life rather you should focus on the much broader aspects. We all are blessed with a beautiful life, let’s make it more beautiful by spreading the happiness, love and joy in many other lives that are deprived of it. Go beyond and expand yourself.
Let’s spread our wings and just decide to fly. Sky is the limit!