A tragedy like the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 can arouse your compassion and sense of connectedness with all humanity. So please don’t turn off or flip the channel when you hear tragic news and harden to the sadness, pain and grief.
Empathy – which involves the recognition that we are all fundamentally the same – has the power to change the world for the better if we make it our dominant perspective.
Life is fragile and we’re far more vulnerable than we’d like to believe. We act like we’ll live forever as we obsessively go about our days embroiled in our own desires, aversions, and goals.
But, all these emotions and activities will fade away one day, and it could be sooner than you think. It’s certain we will die; we just don’t know when or how. When they boarded the fated plane, most people on this Malaysia Airlines flight didn’t expect the next few hours would be their last.
Be Intentional: Lead a Good Life Now
You never know how much time you’ll have. So decide to lead a good life now. Don’t waste another moment, but also proceed with ease. Be intentional in your thoughts, words, and actions.
- Never harm another.
- Be kind to all.
- Train your mind in goodness.
- To not take your worldly activities too seriously; they are impermanent.
- To not take yourself too seriously either. All those worries, strong opinions, and must dos that currently populate your mind will suddenly vanish when you do.
That doesn’t mean you should be blasé about life. Due to interdependence, what you think, say, and do matters. So get it right now instead of having regrets when death is staring you in the eyes.
Despite territorial tensions in the South China Sea, where the plane went down, many different countries came together to participate in the search and rescue efforts for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. This proves that we can drop our negative attitudes in an instant, change our mind and come together on behalf of humanity. It’s a choice we make in each moment.
Is there one positive step you can take today?
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