POSITIVE PERCEPTIONS: Key to Peaceful Progress
The whole of mankind constantly strives to achieve life’s two commonest goals of the higher kind – one being progress, the other one inevitably being peace. These two cut a common level-playing field amongst all, irrespective of one’s caste, creed, race, nationality, age, gender and generations.
In the quest of attaining progress, people often oversee the primordial key to their well-being i.e., peace. Many a time, progress is linked to attaining worldly pursuits and professional satisfaction. Peace, on the other hand, is intertwined with spiritual and godly pursuits. Both are placed poles apart in contrast as the never -ever meeting two faces of the same coin called “LIFE”.
But in reality, can progress and peace never coexist and cohabit? This is the fundamental question kindling one’s mind. Why do we need to beget one at the cost of another? Can we succeed or in the least, initiate a common line of ground connecting peace and progress which would then result in ultimate bliss? At present, we are battling with ourselves by forsaking the fundamentals of life for mere progress. This is exactly where positive perceptions come into the picture.
A positive perception is an undertaking of a holistic approach towards life. It is not to be misconstrued as conceiving and hoping for a positive outcome in every sphere of life – an impracticality, no doubt. On the other hand, it is nullifying the ill wills, the badness, and solely preoccupied with the goodness of life’s situations.
Positive perceptions are the most needed as a remedy to existential crises experienced by the current generation. In general, perception connotes the nature of understanding, attitude, and the way we perceive emotions, situations, and people. The upheavals in our lives can be dealt with smoothly with such a kind of perception. Here, we shift and sift the good, rather than constantly bickering about the bad. Overlooking the negatives would lead to such a nature of understanding gradually turning a constant habit in our lives. This in turn, makes progress easy and also leads us towards peace.
The reconciliation of both progress and peace would create a satiated and successful living. This everlasting and ever blissful state of well-being can be attained by a conscious modification in our way of understanding life and its unpredictable concoctions. Nurturing positive perceptions as a habit endeavors us through to lead a wholesome life. Nevertheless, it would surely prepare us for a guiltless savoring of both the icing and the cake!