Should We Blame or Treasure our Beginnings?
It’s no wonder that we habitually come across questions about the existence of the universe and the creator of creation at a first place. Who created life? Who created Human? Who created the Universe? And most of all who is Who? Besides these questions, we come across a common question about the meaning and purpose of life. Life has got the different meaning for everyone. It unfolds differently for every individual. The Master is busy creating our stories through each of us. There is no coincidence in our universe. Everything is planned by the planner. Everything that hits us in our life is meant for a reason; it serves some bigger purpose that unfolds later in our lives.
Every individual on planet earth is an important dot in the creation of a universe. There would have been a gap or space if any of us did not exist. These are the conclusions of metaphysical evidence. Life of every single being is entirely interconnected with God’s mission of creating the universe. Creation of human and his “MIND” could never have been a coincidence; the power of human resides in his mind and heart. The purity of heart reaches the mind and makes it work the very way it has been designed. Very few intellects have unleashed the true power of mind and human existence. Many pieces of literature and art transcribe these ideas and project the higher image of human beings.
The life experiences of any individual are meant to mold and shape the individual. No worry hits us unless we need to learn something out of it; it is the plan of the biggest planner. The Master has installed the capability of resolving the problem in an individual before any calamity hits him. Because all these incidences like losing a loved one, termination from a job, the struggle for repute and much more help us towards fulfilling our mission on this planet. Nature is in full command of our choices. The choices that we make in turn make our future. Every single action or choice unfolds the next chapter of our life.
The movie “Ray” and the writing “Beauty: When another Dancer Is the Self” by Alice Walker explain the essence of life experiences and the way they mold us. When some tragedy hits us, our initial attitude towards it is usually negative. We sort of complain, why me? But later in our lives, we get this answer when the consequences of calamity shape us the way we are. The mentioned movie is the life story of great artist Ray Charles, who out of his adversity proved the world his worth and taught us a different lesson of life. Same did the writing of Alice.
Ray’s mother played the significant role in grooming him. She told him to “stand on your own two feet” the upbringing of our parents greatly shapes us. Parents could be blamed and treasured for what they teach us, but all they do is out of their love and concern for us. They always want good for us. And attitude towards our beginnings entirely depends upon ourselves as Ray’s attitude towards life was positive. “I like to hear a person just say ‘It needed to be done’ as opposed to a person saying ‘It isn’t my job.” He has taught us never to play blame game rather be optimistic about life. “I don’t care what you call me the man as long as my name’s the one on the record” this should be our attitude towards life.
Both the movie and the writing has put forward the idea of treasuring our beginnings. Though they both complaint and blamed their fate initially, for what happened to them but with the passage of time they both treasured their beginning and the calamity that hit them. Alice’s attitude towards her injury had been complaining throughout her life as she used to hide away in social encounters. Her closed ones ensured her that “You did not change,” This turned out to be hard for her to understand. In her opinion, she had been changed from a “cute” girl to a “blue eyed bitch” (said his fellow student in her school). But all this pain, blame and grief vanished when she heard her daughter saying “Mommy, where did you get that world in your eye?” from that statement she embraced her life and treasured her beginning.
Where the poem “Heritage” by Linda Hogan talks about the dark side of life and beginning (childhood). In this poem, she talks about the things she learned from her mother, father, uncle, grandfather and her grandmother. All the learning were unfortunate, destructive, and there is a notion of complaint in her words about the marks these people left on her mind. By saying “I learned to fear silence,” she is telling about the learning she got from her grandfather. Her ancestors have been blamed in her poem for teaching her bitter things. She ended her poem with a strong message from her childhood learning by saying “From my family, I have learned the secrets
of never having a home.” This is an explicit blaming statement.
It is true that our ancestors have made some common mistakes that led our culture, society and morals go astray but it was never intentional. They could have been wrong at many places, but they never knew the consequences. As we never know what our progenies would think of us. Things definitely could have been better by their wise acts, but we can’t undo the past, and there is no need of blaming as it is of no use. We need to stir the lessons and serve life a whole new perspective of loving, appreciating and helping each other to make their journey beautiful and treasurable.
Our beginning define us, they make us who we are, and if all the things would be had been being perfected in the past what would life mean to us? If there was no room for improvement, we could have been gone bore of living an ideal life. It’s not the perfection but the challenges that make life beautiful and exciting. The bad encounters come to our ways to teach us; they can’t be blamed and hated, they are treasures that we realize in our later lives. Beginnings like childhood are most crucial part of lives that build us. The upbringing of the child needs to be keen and wise because it will define who the child is going to be in future. And this can eradicate blames from society. As most of the people blame their beginnings though this is a wrong attitude towards life.
The life has been granted to all of us as a sole journey on earth. We all have different tragedies in our lives, but it depends on us which part do we choose to focus on and what attitude we make towards our ancestors either blaming or treasuring? For part of my opinion is treasuring. I treasure my beginnings and so do I think is a right attitude towards life because the things that have been done cannot be controlled they leave lessons that should be taken. Blame reaps sorrow and hate, and for a beautiful life, there is no place for these two.
To sum up the subject under discussion I would claim assertively that life is a translation of image that we draw in our minds. Our thoughts, perception, and imaginations are the blueprints of our future. If we think we can’t do it, we really won’t ever will and vice versa. As the author of “The Secret” says in her best seller book “The universe is in command of our thoughts” and to conclude, we are what we think, and this is the only way we can design our destiny. And then decide should we blame or treasure our beginnings?
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Hogan, Linda. “Heritage.” Writing the Southwest (1984): 94-95.
Walker, Alice. Beauty: When the other dancer is the self. na, 1983.