Life is a gift from God. A gift which we never request for, a gift which permits us to use it the way we want, a gift which significance is not realized by many of us and surely a gift through which we can decide about our destiny as well. Life is not a continuous process. It is limited in terms of time and opportunities. It is short and we have to obtain (what ever we want to), in this short span of time. Life is like a cricket game where you have to play each and every ball according to its merit. Life is a war and you have to struggle against the evil sources. Hence, life is a whole parcel of opportunities, desires and constant fighting between love and evil sources.
Have you ever traveled through a train? I am sure you all must have. Just visualize that you are traveling in a train. A train loaded with passengers of every kind. From young people to infant children; middle age citizens to older ones. Train packed with people from different origins and flavors having different moods and minds. Some of them want to go to the nearest Hyderabad; while many of them want to depart for Lahore and Faisalabad as well. Our life has the very same attitude. Life is a railway journey and we all are the commuters. It is like that we are traveling in a train and every one of us is due to appear at his/her station. All the passengers of this train of life are different from each other having different behaviors and attitude. But they have to tolerate each other since they have to travel together. They need to love and care for each other since this is the only way if they want to travel peacefully. The only difference between railway journey and life is that in life; we donâ€™t know about when and where our station will come. Whom ever the station comes, he/she have to say good bye and leave. This ride is not a simple one. It has bad spots as well. There are points where the track is bad and broken. There are areas where weather is uncertain and also there are the places where there is always a risk of getting robbed.
Life is a book; a story book with a variety of characters. But the amazing thing is that each and every character also has its own story. Every character possesses different characteristics and is dissimilar in terms of its thoughts. The story is not written by us neither we have the authority to change it the way we want to. But, to be very honest, we still have the authority to transform a major part of our lives with our deeds and actions. Life is a movie with all the necessary characters like hero, heroin and the villain. In fact, every person in this huge movie world theater is a hero/heroin. It is just a compulsion of the real life directors that they cannot focus every character at a time. The story of life is written by the greatest writer of the universe. This movie is written, directed and produced by Almighty Allah. And what a magnificent director He is! He has directed the play but has never forced His decision over the mankind. Allah has given His beloved mankind a part of direction of this movie. He has given human a power to decide about the track of the picture but in a limited way. The movie of life is exceptional and splendid which focal point is each and every character unlike the real time movie.
There can be a thousand philosophies of life. We can explain life with so many examples and references that we can not imagine right now. Life is a fabric; weaved from the yarns of emotions and feelings. Life is a market where every person has a worth. Life is hope and hope is life. Life is a blessing and a chance to prove ourselves. Life is one and we will not be having a second chance. I can speak out a hundred examples of life and can come up with hundreds of suggestions to make it much better. But, to be very honest, I would here like to quote one of my super favorite quotations we used to perform every morning at our school assembly. These words were:
If life is a game, play it. If life is a journey, complete it. If life is a challenge, accept it. But remember life is what you make it!
And it leaves me with nothing much more to speak. To conclude, it doesnâ€™t matter which philosophy of life you perceive. Either you can see life as a railway journey or weaved fabric or simply a story book or movie. The important thing is what you want from your life and what your priorities are. Do you know about your goals and objectives? Do you know what your standards of success are? Are you a â€˜wanna beâ€™? Or you can perceive things with your own lens. Are you smart enough to cater a crisis by yourself? Life is nothing but your way of thinking. Imagine life one hell of a life and it will prove to be. Take life simpler and it will prove to be. Life is what we think about it. So, be clear and focused about your priorities and goals of life since life is what you make it.