As the saying goes; The Past is History,The Future is a Mystery and the Present is a Gift,this is a motto I try my up-most to live by. From observing others and my life experiences, I have become aware that our perception of social obligations can almost totally become negative. Sometimes it is difficult to feel gratitude especially when we are constantly being bombarded by social conventions i.e. what we believe is demanded of us by our peer groups.
I have come to a point in life when I consider mental emotional well-being as my core priority in life. I am grateful for the challenges I have met, as this has allowed me to grow into who I am now. It is this realization that has led me on this path of true enlightenment, not the Buddhist ritualistic kind of enlightenment but a more practical way of living. I am now able to detach from Ego and see life through other people’s eyes, we all have a role to play and it is pointless for us to feel resentful for experiences we have created, or for the most part contributed to through our thoughts and actions.