How Life Teaches Us

How Life Teaches Us

Life is a miracle. It is fascinating. It fascinates me not just because of its beauty but because of the divine opportunity it presents every moment. It fascinates me for all the ways life uses to teach and lead us to see and understand the truth of life itself.

Sometimes mysterious, sometimes humorous but many times life teaches us by putting us directly into experiencing something to show us one or more principles of life. It puts us into such experience for us to expand or broaden our wisdom about life.

Even in the minutest things we can see life speaking to us, forever teaching something. Last night, just after my shower, while wiping my body in my room, the water heater in the bathroom exploded suddenly. The explosion was so strong I could see the flash of the explosion in the room.

Why did the water heater exploded suddenly after serving me for the last five years? Just when I was thinking about why it could have exploded, the answer came – because it expired. Do you believe that anything can get expired in this world?

Often, when we talk about expiry, we usually refer it to food, but the truth is, anything that decays is expiring. When it comes to end of decaying, it ceases to exist and function. Even those atoms in the air, I believe they are decaying.

What do I mean by decaying? When something is decaying, it is actually changing itself from its current form into another. Slowly but surely, everything in life is changing. So it was one of the elements inside the water heater decayed and caused the malfunction.

We call this commonsense, but how often do one uses the commonsense to guide one’s life? If commonsense tells us something happens because of a particular reason, than it has to be true because we know it is.

The explosion of the water heater reminded me that, ‘time is running out; everything expires in life’, and so I reinforced my own values and the important of this moment I have in my life.

Can you see how that incident made me to think deeply? The intention of this article is to show that anything that happen in our life can teach us something and if we have the ability to use our commonsense deeply, we can get deep insights about life itself. After all it is life experiences.

This way of living is called deep living in contrast to surface living. I don’t know how to calculate the percentage but I’d say most people are living life on the surface. They don’t see the inner workings of life.

Don’t take for granted even the simplest thing in life. You will never know when and how life is going to teach you. Be observant and see things deeply and when you do this, you will have a joyride in life because you will see miracles everywhere. Live deeply.
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I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk. – Tony Robbins

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