Ours is a life full of dualities, of painfully beautiful experiences with bittersweet aftertastes that leave us clearly confused about the purpose and the reasons as to why we had to take birth in this amazingly arduous life. And no matter how we look at it, we constantly keep reminding ourselves that there’s always, something to be grateful about.
An oxymoron is thankfully, not a person but is a group of words that is self-contradicting, such as ‘painfully beautiful, bittersweet, clearly confused and amazingly arduous,’ to name a few. But what seems to come to mind about these fascinating oxymorons is that, as its contradictions, life itself is a personification of inconsistencies, or should I say, an amalgamation of dualities.
In the grand scheme of things, Mother Nature’s or Prakriti’s most significant or perceptible aspect is the dual perception which she resides in – where everything in Mother Nature reveals itself in pairs, such as, day and night, hot and cold, male and female, birth and death and the list goes on and on. ‘Duality,’ is defined as, that which exist in contrast to each other, whilst depending on each other for its existence.
One painfully beautiful truth about death is the acceptance that life is brief and its transition brings with it, wisdom of how fragile our existence is and that every minute of our existence is too precious to be wasted on things that bring no value for our mental, physical and emotional growth.
What then is the purpose of our existence?
The sole purpose of our existence is to ascend in our consciousness that we rid ourselves the baggage, the confusion and the illusion that we have come here to suffer and to endure the attachments of our bondages with our loved ones and the people in our lives in this lifetime.
We have taken birth after birth to liberate ourselves, just so that we do not become too attached to our bodies, our world and our lives – to relinquish with deep acceptance that the random order (oxymoron), of our lives is perfectly in alignment with the Universal plan and we need to simply trust it.
We need to remind ourselves that everything that exists, will exist and has ever existed is an illusion of our potential as unconscious Beings and that everything that happens, will happen and has ever happened is the potential of our state of consciousness – the more conscious we become, the more willingly we desire to fulfil the pursuits of our Souls, birth after birth; surrendering our tangible need to interfere and to hold onto things for fear of loss or abandonment.
Immaterial of what happens outside of us, we are the calm in the center of the chaotic tornado that disperses pandemonium into non-existence.
We are capable of raising storms and summoning enough courage to overcoming every single hurdle that have been cast on our paths and coming out of every traumatic experience, victorious. We have conquered, triumphed and conjured possibilities time after time with just a speck of hope – we can, we will and we always have picked ourselves back on track singlehandedly again and again.
We need to recognise that WE ARE that silent power, capable of doing and being authentically who we truly are, regardless of the inconsistencies of our existence. And that, no matter how long the road ahead of us seems and how alone we think we have become, we are the only power we need to stay ahead of the game.
It is time for us to recognise who we are and to come to reclaiming our power, so that we initiate our own awakening today and now..
– Sujata Nandy