Who is responsible for what is happening in me or to me? Am I not my Architect? I ask this question to myself. When I look around and noticed some people are very successful, joyous and contented than others. Is this fortunate blissfulness a gift or earned? Can one change his/her fortune? The simple answer to this question lies in understanding that blissfulness or contentedness is not a matter of chance or sudden windfall. Neither fortune or misfortune caused by other person or event. But still there are many complaints that despite of a lot of efforts in putting fortune eludes them. Such fortune seekers should realize that the means of attaining joy and contentedness is through our righteous actions and good intentions free from selfish expectations and ego. It is not enough to perform a righteous action like a duty but righteous actions are accompanied by pure feelings of good will, compassion, joy and generosity. Such feelings begets blessings from others that gives you a sense of worth – find a deep satisfaction. You experience what is the purpose and meaning of your life. This is the hour for which you have been born.
In the present time , when the ill feelings and misdeeds are prevalent everywhere , there is lot of scope to do good by sharing good will , love and care. The greatest need of the time is to be good even others are not. In order to achieve joy of blissfulness one need to be master of self. One who is dependent on material comforts, wealth, name and fame bonded by corrupted habits and persons. They cannot provide blessings and inner joy.
When we sincerely pay attention to nurturing our inner powers and reality that enables us to see a glowing Fire within us that kindles everything. It is the New Consciousness, New Energy that transcends everything. Because of this New consciousness we could perceive the likeness in every other and treat the other with grace and blessings. Selfishness, ego and arrogance will disappear from the awakened. The transformed will be merciful , humble and seeking the good of others. ‘ They do to others what would have them do to you’. Therefore, blissfulness is a state of AWAKENESS.
Meditation and reflection led me to the realization of the truth what St. John had experienced long back “The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 Jn. 4/4). Hence the source of power what I wanted to become is in me. No need to look elsewhere. Let’s challenge and overcome the obstructions and confinements we think that we are. Let us bear in mind what Scottish author and reformer Samuel Smile observed “ It is not ease but effort, not facility but difficulty that makes man.”