Why We Human Beings Have Lost Our Peace of Mind

Yesterday I saw a video clip on Facebook, it showed how we, human beings, can now make artificial clouds and thus create artificial rain.

Certainly, we, human beings have controlled our environment since the very beginning. Constantly, we have been trying to make our life comfortable.

We created automobiles to travel long distances with least amount of effort. We have created air-conditioners to control the temperature we live in.

One of the most remarkable achievements of mankind is the development of these mobile phones with which we can stay connected at any time of the day regardless of wherever we are.

But, do you really believe that we, human beings, are more connected than ever before. Well, I have big doubts on it. I will talk on this matter in some other article.

Here, I highlight the comfort in life that human beings have created for themselves. Phenomenal advancement in pharmaceuticals and medical science can treat disease that were feared the most in the past.

I am sitting here in my home with a fan rotating over me to cool me down in this hot weather. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough money to purchase an air-conditioner, otherwise, I would have created a more comfortable environment for myself.

If we, human beings, have created so much comfort for ourselves, so why are there so many depressed and tensed people around.

Why do people suffer from depression still? Why do people have mental breakdown? Why after living in such comfortable and luxurious life, that people still search for peace of mind.

Why not these worldly comfort and pleasures do not give us the much needed peace of mind.

It is because all the machines and gadgets provide us physical comfort, they do not provide us mental comfort.

There is a thin line that differentiate these two aspects. Let’s take an example.

A person, for some work or reason, had to walk nearly 2 miles in the middle of the day in scorching heat to reach home. He was sweating profusely and his throat was running dry. His body / physical being was at torture and was fighting with his mind to go at some place comfortable.

Now, there are two options, he can either relax under a tree (which are quite hard to find in big metro cities) and sip some water to replenish his lost body fluid.

The second option, the most obvious one in metro cities, is he can turn on the fan and / or air-conditioner of the home.

Now, in the first option, the person has to pay almost nothing. It cost nothing to relax under the shade of a tree (if at all you are able to find one, because, we, human beings have cut so many trees already).

To use this first option this person will not have to earn anything. Although, the comfort under a tree will be slow comparatively, but in the long run it will be good for his health.

To use the second option, or to use the second form of comfort, the person will first have to purchase a fan and / or air-conditioner and will have to pay electricity bill. This means he will have to earn something.

So, through this example we can see that, we, intelligent, human beings have created a wonderful machine, “air-conditioner”, which gives our physical body a comfortable environment to live in, but….

It has also created for us a need to earn more to have that machine. Now, this need to earn more, creates tension and depression.

Few Year Back…..

There was a telephone at our home when I was a kid, a small black machine sitting comfortably on a table just beside the refrigerator.

Many years pass, but that telephone remained the same. But, in today’s world people change their mobile phones almost every year or two, on average, if not more.

I myself have purchased 2 phones in the past 5 years. The last phone that I had, was with me for more than 3 years, it was working just fine. There was no problem as such in using that phone, except that, the technology had gone obsolete.

It had a 1 gb processor which was not working properly as per the latest software, so I had to purchase a new one. A ‘need’ created unnecessarily. I spend nearly 35,000 on something which will not stop my breathe if I didn’t had it, or will it!!

This additional need pushes me to earn more, and to loose my peace of mind.

But, can we do anything about it, I don’t think we can….!! We are human beings!!!

You Are Rich If You Are Healthy

Yesterday evening my wife fell from stairs. Actually, she jumped a step by mistake. Almost down, to the second last step, she thought it was the last one.

She landed with her feet almost straight and lost her balance.

Due to job, I live in another city, so wasn’t available for her help immediately.

Thankfully, one of the neighbor helped her out.

I reached back home only at around eight in the evening. Being in another city, it takes me nearly two hours to ride my bike back home.

The distance is around 85 KM, but due to traffic it takes nearly that time, whether I go by public transport, or by bike or car.

She was sitting in the living room as I reached back home with crepe bandage tied on her right feet.

Such is human body, each and every part of it is so important to us.

Rarely do we realize as to how important they are unless we are hit by an accident.

Seeing her sitting that way refreshed my memories of when I jumped from a high wall and hit my foot right in the ground.

It was one of the most terrible and stupid stunt I had performed in my life.

It was several years back, I don’t remember exactly as to how old I must have been, but roughly, I was in eight standard, so that puts me to fourteen years old.

The summer vacations had just started. A newly formed friend of my invited me to come and play cricket match. It was the best way to start a vacation. Unfortunately, my excitement and joy was short lived.

To get into the field were we could play cricket, we had to jump a high wall, something almost a storey high. My friend was a little hesitant, but he after few minutes he jumped and I followed him.

Unfortunately, my right foot hit the ground first and it absorbed the majority of the sudden force. The impact was so intense that I just was not able to stand up back again.

Some of my friends transported me back to my home, on a bicycle, with me writhing in pain all the while. I still remember I was in bed for almost two months, with crepe bandage tied around my right feet.

The next two months were as good as hell (as if I know what a hell actually is!!). The pain was so intense that it was difficult for me to even go to loo.

I had to grab a wall, or door or something to pull myself up from the bed while putting least amount of weight on my foot.

Before taking each step I had grab something ahead to pull myself ahead.

When I think of that incident I realize as to how important each and every bone and muscle of our body is.

Lesson Learned

Many people complain to God that he has given them nothing or something. This includes me fellows. I often complain to God as to why he has not given me a particular thing.

On the contrary, I should be thankful and grateful to God that he has given me an all working body. I am sure everyone should realize this thing.

An old saying, “health is wealth” is so very true.

No matter how wealthy we are, it is just of no good if we are suffering from a disease and under some kind of pain.

Regardless of how rich or poor we are, of how good a job or business we have, we should never complain God of why he has given the other person better things than you.

If you have an up and running body, just say, “Thank You God” now.