Life is a complex journey filled with twists and turns, highs and lows, joys and sorrows. We often find ourselves caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life, struggling to make ends meet, chasing after our dreams and aspirations, and hoping to find some sense of purpose and meaning in the midst of all the chaos. But be familiar with this. There are two ways to live your life – one imaginary and the other real. Which path would you choose?
The imaginary life is a tempting one. It offers us a way to escape the harsh realities of life, to create illusions and fantasies that give us comfort and solace in our darkest moments. We can build castles in the air, dream of a better tomorrow, and forget about the struggles and hardships that we face every day. But the imaginary life is nothing but a mirage, a fleeting glimpse of something that can never be. It is a temporary escape from reality that only leads to more pain and suffering in the long run.
Real life, on the other hand, is a different story altogether. It is a life filled with challenges, hardships, and difficulties that we must face head-on. It is a life that demands courage, resilience, and perseverance in the face of adversity. But it is also a life filled with hope, joy, and love – the kind of love that comes from within, from the depths of our soul, and that can never be taken away from us.
As I sit here today, writing these words, I am reminded of my own journey through life. I came from a class of family, where education was always a priority. Being the eldest son, I was given special attention and care and was encouraged to pursue my dreams and ambitions. But despite all the support and guidance that I received, I found myself lost and adrift in a sea of confusion and uncertainty.
I wandered through life, lost in a maze of dreams and illusions, trying to find my way out of the darkness. I drank from the wrong waters, breathed in the wrong air, and wore unfit clothes. I missed the right things and made all the wrong choices.
But then something changed. I realized that I had been living an imaginary life, one that was based on illusions and fantasies. I had been ignoring the realities of life, and in doing so, I had been denying myself the opportunity to grow and learn.
So I decided to change course. I began to seek out the truth, to learn about the world around me, and to understand the nature of reality. I turned to the teachings of Buddha, to the holy waters of the Ganges, to the Vedic hymns, the chapters of the Bible, and the verses of the Quran.
And in doing so, I discovered something truly remarkable. I discovered the light that shines within us all, the light that guides us on our journey through life. I learned that we are all capable of greatness, of achieving our dreams and aspirations, and of living a life filled with meaning and purpose.
But it wasn’t easy. I had to confront my fears and doubts, to face the harsh realities of life, and to overcome the obstacles that stood in my way. I had to be honest with myself, to acknowledge my weaknesses and flaws, and to work tirelessly to improve myself and become a better person.
And that’s the beauty of the real life. It challenges us to be our best selves, to strive for greatness, and to live a life that is true and authentic. It demands that we face our fears and doubts head-on, that we confront the harsh realities of life, and that we never give up in the face of adversity.
So which life will you choose? The imaginary one, filled with illusions and fantasies, or the real one.
The author is a freelance writer and can be reached at [email protected]