As I take the same route going to work everyday, I realize how mundane life can get.
People rush in the morning so they can reach their offices on time. Eight hours later, they go home, rushing still, eager to rest their tired bodies from a day’s work.
Sometimes I wonder how life would look like if we are doing random things instead of working.
What if instead of gaining, our focus is nailed on giving away?
What if instead of rushing, we take our time and feel every beat of our heart?
What if instead of taking the same route everyday, we wander and explore.. and share our whole being to the person we meet? We don’t search the internet to go to a place but instead we interact, ask questions, and connect face-to-face until we get to our destination.
What if this world knows no rush and we stand witness to the rising and setting of the sun every single day?
What if this world is different, much different from what we woke up to this morning?
To be honest, I don’t think any change that happens around us will make much difference. The world may look good the way we envision it to be..
But how about instead of hoping for a new world, we change how we think about the things we see?
In the midst of a morning rush, people strive to make a living. Some sell stuff on the streets and others find themselves waking up along the road, no roof under their heads. They make a living out of nothing. They wait for people to pass by so their stomachs can be fed. For them, the morning rush is a chance to survive.
As the sun sets, people go home to rest. But some are struggling to sleep, their stomachs aching, filled with air, and their mind wandering. We complain about a day of work, while they don’t even have enough energy to complain about their lives.
Is life mundane, after all?
Perhaps, if we keep on living inside our world.
There is so much to see. There is so much to thank for. There is so much to do.
There is more than just you.
It’s time to step outside our tiny little speck of a space and truly, madly, deeply live.
The world is vast. And the best thing about it? It will soon forget about us. So might as well live one heck of a life for others.