What makes life livable and worth our time on this planet? This simple question has plagued every human being, who has ever walked the face of this earth, since times immemorial. From the sages and soothsayers of the ancient times to the proponents of new age spirituality, countless explanations have been doled out, time and again, to the seekers of the ultimate truth. With the advent of modern day spirituality a lot of flexibility and pragmatism has found its way into the old, rigid and dogmatic spiritual system of the ancient and medieval times.
Today the internet is bombarded with articles on spiritual growth, enlightenment, empowerment and to crown all, fantastic inspirational talks by new age speakers. Despite having easy access to the unimaginably valuable resources, made possible by the modern technology, how many have actually been able to change the course of their lives? How many, even after attending an exceedingly motivational and eye-opening seminar, have resolved to ‘be the change they want to see in the world’? Very few, I suppose. Why does this happen? Considering the resources available in the present era and our ability to tap into these resources, why hasn’t the majority of human race understood the importance of making every day of their existence worth living? Why hasn’t it yet dawned on the human population that the secret of reaching the maximum potential is to live intensely and to stop living under the illusion that they are not going anywhere for a long time.
So what makes a life worth living? Here are some of the essential components of a well lived life -