Hellen Keller once said, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart”.
Life is a rollercoaster of emotions, be it undying love, deep hatred or overwhelming panic. It’s all about how well we handle these to live life prosperously.
Small children find contentment in the smallest of things they get, for instance. This is portrayed by the jolly smiles on their faces that light up on even being gifted a mere thing like a typical ball. In contrast, teenagers in that same well-to-do family, on getting a ball as a gift would not pay the slightest heed to it.
The love between a child and a mother is something which is deep set and can never vanish no matter what the circumstances are. A mother is ready to give up the entirety of her life thinking and making efforts for her child to be physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy. The aim of her life is to see her child elated.
Extreme love for God is also portrayed by diligent devotees. All of us are quite aware of Mira Bai’s paramount love towards Lord Krishna. Such was her faith and devotion that she abandoned home, family and society and lost herself in singing divine melodies for her beloved Krishna, expecting nothing in return. She set a majestic example of giving oneself up in the love of the Almighty.
The extreme contrast to love is hatred. The society of our modern world is one that has been bombarded with intolerance and discrimination. Hatred can reach to such a vulgar extent that people are ready to commit crimes– lynch, riot, and torture– to eliminate their ideological enemies.
Love and hatred are shown by every creature nature has given rise to, from the perennial love between two birds to severe hatred between the predator and the prey. These are inherent characteristics present in every living being, and humans are no exception to this rule. It’s all about living life by adjusting to the endless contradictions; enjoying the commendable positive emotions, while trying to control and learn from the displeasing negative ones.
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