We never lives our lives in isolation. Our individual lives are made of events and interactions with other people.We interact within the family, with friends, colleagues our bosses and others.Not all of these interactions are according to our taste. During the course of our life there will be many events that happen to us. Failures, victories and personal losses. There will be many things that will make us sad, angry, or plain upset. There will be some things which we will be able to set right and others which we just have to put up with. These are things that are beyond our control. The important thing is that we should not let the external world influence us beyound a certain limit. We should not let the external world of events and interactions influence our inner world of peace. We should do our best to solve the issues as see fit but beyond that we need to move on in life.
We human beings are diferent from all other creatures in a unique way. While our lives are determined by external events and interaction we can of our own volition determine and influence the external world through our inner drives. So while we should not wallow in hatred or self pity because of external events or interactions we need to take steps to perform positive actions in the world.
All us of us internally have hopes and ambitions. We should take steps to put these hopes and dreams of ours to real action. For example we may dream of trying our hand at some creative activity like writing poems or painting. We may be interested in learning in music or playing some musical instrument. There may be others who want to spend some of their leisure time in participating in some social cause or helping the under priveleged. The key thing here is that we should mobilize ourselves into these positive actions and not squander our time in feeling upset or hurt because somebody said or did something to us.
We should not live our lives outside-in but we should live our lives inside-out. What is meant by this is that we should be bogged down by the world of external events and interactions. Rather we should determine things in the world by our internal ambitions and passions.
The key to living fully in life hence depends on one’s abiltiy to take one’s problems in one’s stride while at the same time initiating action to realize their passions and dreams