Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, November 25th, 2017

The Worth of Life

Life is one of the supreme gifts of nature; as a matter of fact, it bears resemblance to a miracle. It can only be found on our planet earth within the recognized universe. The conditions that have made the life achievable on earth have been made possible through astonishing amalgamation of appropriate temperature, apt ratio of gases in the atmosphere and the existence of water.
Life has to be treasured as it merits so. Nevertheless, it can be experienced in our world that the admiration and the worth attached to life is not as much as it should be. People are neither valuing their own lives nor of their fellow human beings. There are many people in the world who do not really know what to do with their lives – all their lives they live without having any objective or purpose.
The world has been designed in such a way that the people rarely get an opportunity to consider much about the purpose they would like to chase after their birth. Their goal in life is basically set by the society around them. They then orbit a circle that they have not planned themselves. While they perform activities and they seem eventful but they do not seem to be making any accomplishment. In point of fact, he is just living.
All the people who are born in the world has the right to choose what they are going to do with their lives. Consequently, it is essential that the people, at some stage in life, should decide what they are going to do with and in their lives, what their objective would be in the world and how their existence would make a difference to the world. And, it is necessary for the parents to make the children capable enough so that they can decide on their own about their lives. However, in our world in can be observed that in most of the cases the parents have already decided that what their children are going to do even before they are born.
It is also essential that while deciding their goals in life, a human being must not forget that the others who live in the world have their rights of pursuing their purposes as well. They are not alone and others are bound to be influenced by them and their actions. They may harm them by pursuing a purpose that is not reasonable and supportive for the social life and co-existence. Therefore, while pursuing a purpose in life they must be careful about others as well. For example, certain people choose the purpose of their lives to be earning money. All they care about is the worldly gains that they would acquire by accumulating more and more money. And, they would adopt all the possible ways, whether legal or illegal, ethical or non-ethical, but what they gain at the end is a disturbed social life.
The people cannot do whatever they wants as they are in chains of social relations. Nonetheless, they can do many things in their lives that will never harm others and will also gratify their interests and desires. They do not have to live for others; or else, they will lose their will to decide what is better for them, but they need to realize this very fact that they have to live with others.
There is another imperative aspect that plays a dominating role in the life of human beings as they attempt to realize their purpose in life; and that is the hard work and willpower. Without willpower it is not possible to achieve what a person thinks. There is a large space between what a person thinks to become or do and what a person would ultimately become or do. In order to cover this space, it is necessary to have the support of resilience. There have been many people in the world who have had large thinking and they have wished to attain something noteworthy in their live, nevertheless, their wish have only been a part of their thinking and have never tasted the tang of expediency or reality because they have not strived much.
Thus, there are two important factors that have to be inculcated in the minds of the human beings; first, they have to have a purpose in life; second, they have to make certain it does not hurt others and then they have to follow it with persistent efforts.
Ilchi Lee says, “Who am I?" "What is the purpose of my life?" These questions arise spontaneously throughout our lives, either unbidden or through conscious intent. Anyone who wishes to live an authentic life must answer these questions, regardless of whether they believe in the existence of the soul or practice a religion. If these queries remain unanswered, life will, more than likely, remain superficial and empty, in spite of any material abundance. If you wish to make the soul's journey, then I suggest you ask yourself these questions relentlessly and ruthlessly, and listen carefully.”