Are you truly living your life?

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

About RVM

RVM is a 'Positivelife' philosopher, an Author, Speaker, Poet, Singer, Philanthropist and Motivator. He was one of the earliest, successful Indian retailers who transformed retailing in India through his stores – Kids Kemp, Big Kids Kemp and Kemp Fort , Bangalore. At the peak of his career, he decided to move away from his retail business and dedicate his life to more meaningful humanitarian work. He is now a well respected philosopher, poet, singer, speaker, motivator, author and philanthropist. He started a Trust which has built the 125-bed capacity RVM Humanitarian Home for the destitute and needy. He also started the RVM Humanitarian Hospital, which is growing from a 150-bed charitable hospital to a 1000-bed one, offering free medical services to the poorest of the poor to reduce pain and suffering. His spiritual efforts to spread the power of faith led him to build a 65 foot statue of LORD SHIVA at the Shiva temple, Old Airport Road, Bangalore which has now become a revered spiritual destination. RVM has devoted his life to spread the RVM philosophy, which stands for Rejoice, Value life, Make a difference. To share this exciting way of living, he has authored many books, some of which are I Wanna Be Happy, The A To Z Of A Life Philosophy, PEPower and Succsex. He hopes to help others to discover a way to live a more meaningful life with a purpose, thereby making a difference before their life's journey ends.
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