The destination of life is to have a beautiful journey

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Points to Ponder: January 4, 2017

Have you ever had an experience or seen an incident where you set off for a destination, maybe for some happy occasion such as someone’s big day. The way to the destination being long, you start engaging with co passengers and exchanging words and thoughts, after a while, the exchange of food and beverages also begins and slowly, the conversations start getting deeper and personal. And then slight traces of ego, comparison and criticism start cropping up. After a while, the conversations get not so sweet and by the time we reach the destination, we have already spoilt our mood. Then we realise how frivolous it was to get entangled in the nuances of such a short journey. However, the fact is we lose sight of the destination and therefore get enmeshed in the journey. Had we just remembered that they are mere co passengers and our journey together is small one, we would not mind the differences in opinions and personality that we have.

Since life has also been described as a journey by many, it makes me wonder, what, after all, is the destination of life? Also, what is the span of the journey of life? When someone dies, on the grave are carved the dates of his birth and death with a small hyphen in between. Is life the hyphen in between birth and death? Is the day we are born and the day we die definitive of our existence here? The truth is I, the soul am immortal. I do not die. My body ceases to exist, not I. Eternal means no beginning, no end. We always exist. All our existence is just a journey. An eternal journey. There is no destination. We undertake the journey not for the destination but because his journey is worth undertaking. The reasons for our existence is that we are beings of purity, peace, love, bliss and power. It is only in the body that we can be aware of these feelings. This journey is an opportunity to feel the purity, peace and bliss of the soul. Every second available to us a divine gift to relish and cherish the being that we are. Let us engage with everything around in such a way that we do not get entangled and lose sight of this precious opportunity.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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