Feeling alone, not remembering our past and our future, and not knowing who we really are is the largest source of unhappiness and frustration we feel. Imagine yourself coming to a one hour class of your choice, the one class you always wanted to take. It can be music, sport, fashion, art or anything you can think of. You come from home, spend one hour in class with your friends, then go back home to do other things you like. You tell yourself, “I have only one hour to experience something I really like, I better learn and enjoy myself as much as I can.”
Now imagine that at the moment you entered the classroom you forgot everything. You forgot about your home, and the people you left there. You forgot what you did before entering the room, and what you wanted to do after. Even though everyone around you seems to be of the same age, you don’t remember any of them, and have no idea who is the older person in the room and what he or she supposes to do there. All of a sudden, this room and those people is the only reality you know.
When this is the only reality you know, your prospective of the situation will completely change. Now the sit you seat on would become much more important and you would claim it has your personal property. Everyone would compete, trying to have possession of the few computers in the room and the strongest or the smartest would set the rules for everyone else. There would be a struggle for the best sits because the people sitting near the windows would have a better view of the outside. Before you were a person who comes to class for an hour and leaves afterwards, now you became totally identified with the you that is in class. You believe that this is who you are and there are no other parts to you. And everything that until today meant so little is now important enough to fight over.
Now you can see why life is so competitive and full of rivalries; we don’t remember who we really are, where we came from and where we are going. If we only remembered what we were before birth, and what we will be after leaving the physical body, we would look at life very differently. For once, we would look at the short time we have here for what it really is, a blessing and an opportunity to experience ourselves and the beauty of God’s creation. Devout your life to experience and be the love and the beauty you really are, avoiding unnecessary pain and suffering. Remember where you came from, where you are going and why you came here so the meaning of it all will change your prospective, and with it, your experience of life.