A Forgotten Little Pleasure
Have you ever thought where you spend your time the most? In the office, with friends, while watching tv or surfing the internet? About what you think the most? Well, I shouldn’t try to answer this one. If there is only one thing which deserves our attention more than our aimless efforts, utility bills, tax laws or branded outfits is the “real” world around us. We have forgotten to look up at the sky and admire the nature. We do not notice the stars which not only illuminate the dark sky, but also our hearts and souls. The relationship between man and the universe is inseparable, may be, due to the spiritual base that both share. Nature has its own language; it tries to communicate with the man again and again. Nature, like human beings needs admiration. It deserves to be noticed and looked upon. But since materialism has embedded in the hearts and minds of human beings, they have abandoned the little pleasure of noticing. In the past people were content more than us because they have had this little pleasure of noticing the world around them. Every age has its own specialties and developments which cannot be compared with the other one, but in order to reach the zenith of civilization we must need to find the best combination. The significance of development and progress can hardly be overemphasized but its magnitude must not be confined to the invention of new technologies and devices. It must be accompanied with the progress and development of the soul. The progress of the human soul is indispensable. It is the ultimate objective of being human and it cannot be achieved by ignoring the wonders of nature around us. There is an undefined beauty and peace in even the most ordinary scenery. The Sun rises every day and is followed by the night full of stars. Things may remain the same for non-observant bur for an observer, no matter how keen or casual he may be, there is something new every time he looks at it.
The universe is an open book yet, written in code words. It let itself be read by the one who has an eye of a child, the heart of a lover and the brain of a genius. Guess what; we all have it, what we need is to start re-noticing the beauty of nature; the beauty which has been the main subject of great poets; the beauty about which a lot has been said yet a lot is remained untold. Human beings and the universe as a whole combine to form what we call nature. A child crossing the road, a street hawker selling the fruits, a laborer building a house, a doctor working tirelessly, a CEO looking for profits and a housewife going for grocery all deserve your attention. They deserve to be admired. Let’s start noticing the beauty around us ranges from flora and fauna, cosmos to human beings. They need our attention more than the mundane activities which give nothing to us, but a hollow soul and take away from us an eye of a child, the heart of the lover and the brain of a genius.