As a wave submerged among other waves, most of the time I feel myself lost in the midst of the hustle and bustle of life. When night falls, no sooner is my wish granted to savor my solitude to explore myself, to spend a little time with myself, to listen to my inner self, and to attend my soul, than I fall asleep. Thus, life continues, unrecognized, unidentified, undiscovered, and I find myself so drowned in the song and dance of life that I suspect I belong to myself.
To know ourselves better, to identify ourselves truly, to discover our real nature and personality, we need to stop, dismount from the horse of our daily business and engagements, drop our luggage, and spend a little while for ourselves to retire from the world and retire into ourselves. Thus, we have the opportunity to seclude ourselves for meditation, to interact with ourselves, to examine ourselves, to probe into the depth of our thoughts, to furrow our personality, and to enter our soul. In so doing, we start to really serve ourselves.
There are a lot of ways and reasons that we are estranged and disconnected from ourselves. The way I characterized myself above, social life or daily business is one important factor through which we are disconnected from our true selves. On a daily basis, faced with an array of duties involving business, political, social responsibilities, and interacting with family members, relatives, friends, meeting with different people, known and unknown, we have no time to spend with ourselves.
There is another more dangerous factor that even distances and isolates us from our selves—self-indulgence, which leaves us no time to meditate upon our lives, to examine ourselves, to discover the true value of us. Once we have assessed ourselves, we start to redress the balance, mend our defects, and straighten our lives. Then we will enjoy a decent, spiritual life, life worthy of human, life that can contribute to the human society and gives it elegance, grace, beauty, taste, tone and tune.
What is ironic is that the more we are involved in the outside world, the more we become isolated from ourselves. But in solitude, in which we find ourselves back, we have the opportunity to scrutinize and examine our mental and moral qualities and actions, distinguishing between wrong and right. Then we can serve ourselves both spiritually and emotionally and can claim that we really belong to ourselves, that cooperation is established between our spiritual and physical spheres, and that our lives become beautiful both from within and without.