Have you ever observed people around you when you get stuck in traffic on some road? You will see them either honking continuously or anxiously looking at their watches. The moment the traffic signal goes green, they vroom past one another in an effort to reach the destination. The destination may be a school, college, organization or own business firm.
The ultimate aim of this hastening is to earn money and gathering material possessions. This continues all through their life. They run, run, run and run and vroom past one another collecting as much wealth as possible. They build houses, and buy properties and other valuables.
But they don’t realize that life is a journey that will soon come to an end. Instead of enjoying life, they go after material possessions. In the end, they will have numerous material possessions but their life would be over.
I am not saying we don’t need material possessions. Of course you need money and other worldly pleasures. But of what use is it if we don’t spend this money to live a happy life? Of what use is it to exchange the one eternal treasure with temporary treasures? Of what use it is to exchange our life with things that will ultimately not be ours? Let us learn to live by making the best of this eternal treasure.
I am sure next time when you get caught in traffic, you will remember this thought.
In the pursuit of acquiring Treasures, we lose the ONE treasure that we truly possess – Life. Let us not lose Life in the wild pursuit of other things ~ RVM