A New Year for soul-searching

A New Year for soul-searching
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Indeed, 1st January is a big day because we step into a day which is the beginning of the year. Absolutely a new time, the time for celebration, time for fun. Of course, also a new occasion to feel important to resolve to take up promising things and think more innovatively.

Indeed, 1st January is a big day because we step into a day which is the beginning of the year. Absolutely a new time, the time for celebration, time for fun. Of course, also a new occasion to feel important to resolve to take up promising things and think more innovatively.

But one is extremely confused as to what is the reason so strong and significant that we should celebrate the occasion letting our hair down --- shedding all human inhibitions with booze and organizing wild parties.


It seems what we have been doing is absolutely the reverse. Instead, as one believes, we should feel rather regret that another year has also just elapsed without our efforts to learn to become a little more like a human being. We should feel rather important to knell down with remorse and tears in the eyes before the altar begging the Almighty for His pardons that how we have become more prone to commit sins these days than the previous years.
More than anything, why are we not aware that we have become older by one more year which is far too regrettable? But, if this new year celebration would make us younger by one year then we could certainly jump and hop like a child in ecstasy and wish everyone --- a happy new year!
This is not to preach and spread a message of pessimism but just a reality check that our mindless merry-making and big bashes are ephemeral joys. Isn’t it that we should learn to think other way round as well --- that which is the reality and the inevitable truth affecting the whole mankind, governing the whole universe? Should we not acknowledge that the year that has just passed by (2015) was marked by more instances of heartless shooting, bombing, kidnapping, rapes, adultery, suicide, corruption, divorces than the previous years 2014, 2013 ..? This clearly proves we have gradually become a lesser human. Let’s try to find out how our mind is being littered with more vices in the successive later years.
Further, let us start soul-searching what we have been doing in the name of a new year celebration is really worthwhile and value-based which subsequently would be helpful for our positive growth and evolvement of inner selves and help purify the environment in the society at large.
It may be reiterated that the New Year is a significant occasion to do real introspection, to be more meditative and make solemn resolutions to undertake constructive things rather than mere indulgences in a series of entertainments.
It is a time to glorify the Almighty who has created this wonderful world and eternal-time, instead of becoming appreciative of models’ amorous dances or get lost in the meaningless talent-hunt-shows on TV channels. When shall we realize that our indulgences and preoccupations these days are of an exceedingly lower grade that are only leading us to the abyss of confusion, frustration and subsequently degradation of mental faculty?

At this solemn moment let me take an opportunity to wish everyone that may we, with every dawning of a new day, resolve to become more industrious, more peaceful, more benevolent, more courageous, more humble, more compassionate, more forgiving, more tolerant, more God-loving and thus more enlightened!
A happy new year 2016 -- now we are older by one more year!!
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