We come to the earth with nothing as a baby. Guess what? When we leave the earth, we cannot take anything with us either. Only thing we can take with us is the love experienced in this lifetime. One of my teachers used to say, when we are in death bed at the hospital, only thing we care about is “did I love well”? You are not going to care about how much money you have in your bank account or how many houses you own. You want to know people you loved knew how much they meant to you.
We forget what’s important because we live in a busy society with all the material illusions. We look at televisions, magazines and movies and buy into what marketers want you to believe. That we need to have certain things to be happy. They make you believe that you need to have power, money, and material things. Without them, you cannot be happy nor satisfied.
The truth is those things you think you need are not going to give you what your heart deeply desires. They might give you satisfaction or happiness temporarily. You might receive attention or more friends because you have certain material things or power. But a pitfall of getting satisfaction that way is that, you have to keep working at it all the time. You need to keep having most recent bags, fashion, cars and working hard to stay in power.
I have known many people who are successful materially and socially beyond anyone’s dream but still miserable as a person. That’s because people are seeking happiness in wrong places. I believe you receive most satisfaction and happiness by sharing your love. Ultimately our biggest lesson in life is learning how to love well. Wake up from the illusion and set your priority straight. Do not wait until it is too late. Pick up your phone now and call your family. Tell those you deeply care that you love them. Share your love today like there is no tomorrow.