The Book of Life: Our Own Autobiography
J Krishnamurthy, “Book of Life”
Look at those blank white pages ahead!!
Are you aware that the ‘Autobiography’ of each one of us — our own Book of Life — is being written on the pages of time? Every day is a page. Every year is a chapter. Examine the Chapters, which have already been written. Do they reveal a person who has been kind, serene, humane, secure, fearless, cheerful, generous, helpful, self-confident, humble? Or a person who has been unkind, intolerant, petty, greedy, egoistic, jealous, spiteful, insecure, fearful, always grousing and complaining?
Does your Book of Life satisfy you, or would you wish to suppress it? Read quietly, sensitively, the pages already written. Are you pleased with those pages? Or are you ashamed of it? Have you known yourself by self-observation or have you lived your life mechanically, selfishly, in a disorderly way, blind to your own habits and characteristics?
Will you improve the Chapters that are to follow?
Will you make the ending better than the beginning?
Visualize your thoughts being recorded in your Book of Life… Hence irrespective of circumstances, you have the potential ability to act rightly now, with self-respect and honor, becoming worthy of the Gift of Life. This ability operates when self-observation and self-awareness flower into passion, which changes one’s life radically.
Then, there is nobility in the little things of everyday life. You say kind words, do helpful things, meet difficulties with courage, stand up for rights, keep your word. You care for people. You become a giver instead of a taker, a builder instead of destroyer. You are calm and serene.
It is your own Book of Life. It is up to you to write it as you will. Day by day your book grows towards the completed volume of your life. You can’t do anything about what you have already written. You can’t change even a letter of what is already written. But, look at those blank white pages ahead! They invite you to make the rest of the Chapters deeply satisfying by acting rightly in the present. The potential is within you. Make it a fine piece of work.
When you read the book, which is yourself, there is not you and the book. There is not the reader and the book separate from you.
The Book is You!