Although we know this aspect and accept the importance of the subject, but in reality, we overlook this particular standard in our day to day practice. Many people follow this meticulously and prosper in lives. But the maximum people ignore this fact and more so when it does not yield benefits. There are some people, of course, do not bother about this principle because they believe that life is a tug of war and you need to win employing any technique. They opine that if you have to cross the limit of your idealism, you have to do so for betterment and progress in life. In general, barring some hardcore wicked people, every one of us accepts the fact that mindful living is one of the leading perspectives which make us closer to God and His blessings. Even for the people who are agnostic, their family members will also be eager to follow mindful living. If you are a believer of mindful living, you have to accept many ethical perspectives in life. The most critical issue is love. Most of the scriptures agree that love is an essential manifestation of a man’s spirituality or religiosity. The next quality which one must possess is holiness. There is a wrong notion that a spiritual person only can be called as a holy one, but fundamentally anyone who tries to maintain a life of activities full of religious fervor can be a pure soul. Once your heart is pure, automatically, you will get a feeling of cleanliness. Then your body and mind will be guided by pure thoughts enabling you to be righteous. Further, if you follow mindful living, you can percolate the same to your family members and in turn to your neighbors. Gradually, you may influence the people who surround you. Where justice prevails in society, it provides a culture of peace of joy. That is why, when you visit a gathering in that type of organization, you will observe a more energetic atmosphere as compared to another community where you will find the boisterous situations.
Why is it so? The concept of mindful living in any society or even in any family varies from person to person; they see the world in the bright eyes, and as they perceive, they know accordingly. If you wear a colored spectacle on a glorious sunny day, you will see the outside as dark, but through this shadow, if you like to assess the happenings of the world, either it could be dark, or it could be full of illumination. It depends on your ability to perceive the things. Mindful living is a concept of living and performing all your activities with a full focus of idealism and being in the present. Your hundred percent concentrations for a particular activity are possible when you follow this principle.
It is true that everybody is looking for justice and peace. For a person who is engaged in atrocities and various types of nefarious activities, he too likes to be at peace even it is for a while. Despite our longing for mindful living, sometimes we may not be able to decide as to what constitutes this virtue. Because of the less awareness and the right level of understanding, one observes so many conflicts in the societies. These disputes when unresolved for a long time give rise to anarchy at national and international levels. The nature of human being is critical like a raw diamond. It needs to be refined, polished and given a shape before it needs to act to perform to finish different activities. So, the soul of any human being needs to be filled up with the qualities of love and compassionate way of delivering words, showing kindness to all living beings and non-living beings and finally keeping enough faith in God’s presence. Despite all these qualities which can lead to the path of mindful living, people tend to seek self-justification. And they always use the same for any of their activities whether the same has fallen in line with the idealism. It is evident that eighty percent of us are busy to perform eighty percent of works that do not matter in lives. The tenacity of our giving self-justification even after knowing the same is wrong; we remain either happy or gloomy being in the dark tunnel of despondency. This self-justification is the cause of all the problems, violence, quarrel and disturbance of peace in our lives. Our selfish attitude propels us to take advantage of others, particularly of minorities and downtrodden stratum of the societies for our benefits.
For mindful living to prevail, we must eliminate hate, selfishness, and greed that pollute our hearts and minds. It always provokes us to search comforts for us only. Henry Clay said, “I would rather be right than president.” An expression that is quoted to manifest the spirit of mindful living and it is always dwelling in the human heart. Abraham Lincoln nearly loses the sovereignty of the American nation when he steadfastly opposed the oppression of the slaves. He fought for the abolition of slavery. He said, “Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him.” Such type of boldness is a rare phenomenon for any politicians these days. Today’s leaders are known to go with the crowd, show their eloquence through various promises to eliminate their distress and shedding crocodile tears for any heart rendering incidents in their families, but it is impossible to find the leader like Lincoln. The Pharisees are known as a highly religious and righteous group whose presence we are aware at the time of Jesus. He used to address them, “For I tell you unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and teachers of the laws you certainly not enter the Kingdom of heaven.” The incident of World War-II narrates that how the bravery of a gallant soldier saved the lives of more than 200 Jews. By performing this act, he not only made his life in danger but also he set up an example of establishing mindful living even in a disastrous. This gentleman whose name was Sergeant Edmonds took part in the landing of American forces in Europe, and they were behind the bar along with other American prisoners of war and Jews. Then the German segregated the Jews. They took some of the detainees to the extermination camps. After this incidence, Edmond, the in charge of all prisoners of wars, namely Jews and non-Jews, ordered them to stand together in a queue. When a German officer said that all these prisoners could not be Jews, we must identify. He turned to Edmond and said, “They cannot all be Jews.” To this Edmond replied, “We are all Jews.” The German officer took out his pistol and threatened Edmond, but he replied, “According to the Geneva Convention, we have to give only our names, rank and serial number. If you shoot me, you have to kill all of us, and after the war, you will get punishment for war crimes.” Edmond, the genuine believer of mindful living, escaped from a clash of ego.
You must follow this quality, and it can save you from any peril. Why then not obey this law of mindful living?