Essay about Personal Narrative- Meditation
Perhaps, like me, you have wondered how you might best contribute to helping save the world. There are so many problems evident around the world that need attention, but which are most urgent? Which people are the most needy? Where is the worst suffering, the most oppression? Where is the earth being damaged most? There is no shortage of strife around us needing attention. At the same time, we can wonder what it is we have to offer the people of the world. What talents, what time, what commitment? What can I do? Sometimes these considerations are so perplexing that we become paralysed and do not act at all.
One method that helps sort through life’s options and indicates the best course of action for …show more content…
Consider for a moment how fortunate we are to be born as humans. At a basic level, we have minds that can think, reason, discriminate, conceptualize, intuit and, through meditation, recognize its own nature. At a more personal level, if you possess the circumstances to read this on your computer, you are already better off than probably 90 per cent of the world’s humans. Not everyone is born in a (relatively) free country, in (relatively) free circumstances. You may have a home to sleep in and food to eat each day. You may have access to education and employment to some greater or lesser degree. You have the luxury of time to ponder the world’s difficulties and ask yourself how you might help. You have an opportunity to develop the wisdom and skills within you.
At the same time, every microbe, every animal, every person you see, me, you – every living being – will all one day die. Kaput, finish. Furthermore, we don’t know when it will happen. Isn’t it better to make the most of our existence while we have the chance? Yes,