Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being? -Swami Vivekananda

There is no denying the fact that life is really challenging and beautiful. After the darkness of each night, the golden rays of morning fill our life with lots of hope and happiness.

If you see the sky at dawn and dusk time, if you see the birds flying in herds in the sky with lots of conversation among themselves, if you see the new leaf, new flower in small plants in your terrace garden, if you could see the whole life coming out for day long activity and struggle whether in the fields or factories, you would definitely feel the beauty of life all around you.

Come out of your own "self" some time every day to live like an ordinary human being and feel the fulfilling difference.

It is, no doubt, equally true that life is full of ups and downs, but if we open our hearts, say an emphatic "Go to Ego" and embrace the changes of life, believe me, even in most difficult situations, we can feel that life is full of suspense and splendid things. And after all who has all the goods and no odds in life. So, complaining and grumbling all the time have little meaning.

Swami Vivekananda says this in his own simple way, "we find ourselves in the position for which we are fit, each ball finds its own hole; and if one has some capacity above another, the world will find that out too, in this universal adjusting that goes on. So, it is no use to grumble.... Always grumbling he will lead a miserable life and everything will be a failure. But that man, who does his duty as he goes, putting his shoulder to the wheel, will see the light... When you are doing any work, do not think of anything beyond. Do it as worship, as the highest worship...."

And, by the way, happiness is not a happening; it is a state of mind. You can have everything in the world and still be miserable or you can have relatively little and feel unbounded joy. See around you and you will appreciate the truth of these words.

Life is very precious and hope is the main driver. Everyone passes though different phases of life from childhood to senior citizenship, but no matter, how young or old you are, you can still be creative and influential, provided you have faith in yourself and a conviction to do what you think is right.

The great Hindi poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkar expressed these sentiments in the following lines:

खम ठोकता है जब नर / पर्वत के जाते पांव उखड़ /

मानव जब जोर लगाता है / पत्थर पानी बन जाता है

So, say a Big "YES" to life and the Biggest "NO" to negative thoughts. Have large circle of good friends to share the pain and gain, spend quality time with your family. Have some time for your passion. So, start counting your Blessings and not the Curses. Life has many good things in store for you.

milan sinha2Milan K. Sinha is a freelance writer. He has worked in Banking and Insurance sector for three decades following three years of active writing in various newspapers and magazines. Presently he is engaged in stress management, wellness and awareness activities besides freelance writing. He is based in Patna and can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."