A Better Way To Live

One cannot defy the natural law. The old adage, “ What goes around, comes around, “bespeaks of it. In fact, in the esoteric realm, it is synonymous with “karma.” Or as the Bible puts it: “What you sow is what you reap.”

Here’s an interesting story to demonstrate this insight. “ A son and his father were walking on the mountains. Suddenly , the son falls, hurt himself and screams, ‘ahhhhh.’ To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating somewhere in the mountain, ‘ahhhhh.’ Curious he yells: ‘Who are you?’ He receives the answer : ‘Who are you?’ Angered at the response, he screams: ‘Coward!’ He receives the answer: ‘Coward!’ He looks to his father and asks: ‘ What’s going on?’ The father smiles and says: ‘ My son, pay attention.’ And then he screams to the mountain: ‘ I admire you!’ The voice answers: ‘ I admire you!’ again the man screams: ‘ You are a champion!’ The voice answers: ‘ You are a champion!’ The boy is surprised, but does not understand, Then the father explains: ‘ People call this echo, but really this is life. It gives you back everything you say or do. Our life is simply a reflection of our actions, if you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart. If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence, This relationship is applied to everything in all aspects of life. Life will give you back everything you have given it.”

This perception is also shared by another writer who says that the world is like a mirror. If you frown at it, the world will also frown at you. If you smile, the world will also smile at you.”

The world would have been a better place for everyone if only each one of us would observe and print it in our hearts. For sure, we can make other people’s day.

In his book, “ A Better Way To Live,” inspirational writer Og Mandino says: “ Treat everyone you meet, friend or foe, loved one or strange, as if they were going to be dead at midnight. Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward… Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug.

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.” In our hurried moments let us find time to treat the world with sunshine in our eyes and a sunny disposition to everyone we meet in the path of life. Let’s partake the beauty of life in its grandiose essence by practicing the following gestures. Starting today: “ Greet everyone you meet with a warm smile. No matter how busy you are, take time to listen to your loved ones and to those who pour their problems in your shoulder. Lavish love on every human being you meet along the way, and you will notice it will spell a lot of difference in your day.