The only constant thing in this world is change. When I was growing up change used to be gradual, even slow if I may add, but the pace is not the same anymore. The speed of change is now dizzying. Change is exciting and it is also scary but if you have to grow you have to evolve with the times.
The world has changed, and so have we. However, there are certain things about today’s world that puzzle me a lot. These aspects make me introspect, as an observer and as someone who is facing these feelings and situations as well.
I often wonder;
Why don’t we open the present: The present is called now. This moment, this day is what matters most. It is what you are living and it is what you won’t get back. Stop looking over your shoulder at the past. Stop straining your eyes trying to seek the future. Live by the moment and you will create a beautiful day, and many such days create beautiful memories. Beautiful memories are what make a beautiful life.
We go outside to find what’s on the inside: Retreats, camps, holidays, gurus, guides, and more. Most people are often found looking outside to find what’s on the inside. The search for peace, answers, wisdom, and happiness doesn’t have to take you far. Yes, teachers and mentors can be good guides, but only if you are receptive to their knowledge. Why not try to look within, be willing to accept what you find, be enthusiastic to learn from it, and brave enough to change it.
We are constantly seeking validation: From a world that is more confused than we are. From those who are seeking validation themselves. We support everyone and every cause we can, even as we let ourselves down. We need others to believe in us, to learn to believe in ourselves. When your source of validation is external, it can always run out and you will be left bereft.
We are working hard to stay in touch with everyone and everything and losing touch with ourselves: Technology has shrunk the world. Almost everything is accessible at the tip of your finger, literally. Digital media helps us stay in touch with people we know, meet people we don’t know, and keeps us aware of causes and happenings around us. We are so caught up in it all that when it comes to having time for ourselves, we are simply exhausted. We have spread ourselves so thin that we are wiped out when it comes to ourselves.
These are my thoughts. Do they resonate with you? Do share your thoughts with me in the comments.
This post is a part of the Blogchatter Blog Hop and was written for the prompt, ‘4 Things About Today’s World That Puzzles Me ‘.
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