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Truths Whose Perception Will Change Your Life

Misbah has always wanted to pursue writing as a career. She loves to write on different topics, including Spirituality, psychology, and more

There is a lot in life. Life is beautiful and magical, and it’s just amazing. But what life hasn't been is easy. Sometimes this becomes extremely obvious. And we don't make it easy for ourselves, either. We cling to habits that are hurtful, absurd, or sometimes harmful.

We go through life refusing to see simple truths, for fear that they will be very difficult to lift when in fact reconciling with those lines would greatly facilitate our daily lives and give us more joy, writes Here are some complicated truths we must learn to come to terms with.

Eight truths whose perception will change your life

1. Everyone you love will die.

No matter how ruthless it may sound, the realization that you and everyone you know will not live forever will enrich and deepen your relationship. So many people take their loved ones for granted and feel endless regret when they leave. Parents, grandparents, siblings, or friends. We never know when they will leave us. Have you called your parents or loved ones in the last few days? If no, call them right now. Our relationships are the most important thing in life and need to be nurtured.

2. We give meaning to our lives ourselves.

Buddhists believe that we create our world through our own thoughts and actions. So, a meaningful life is our own choice. It is not necessary to join peace-keeping missions or solve the problem of world hunger to make life meaningful. A beggar at a store can feel as satisfied with life as a CEO of a large company. Too often, we focus too much on what we don’t have and what we want, which makes life seem empty despite all our accomplishments.

3. There are no perfect partners.

Many people dream of a perfect relationship and a partner who will pave the way for us and make us feel forever happy from that moment on. In fact, most of us sometimes dream of the perfect "second half". But how can this affect our real relationships when our partner doesn’t fit in that perfect picture? That doesn’t mean we have to be content with someone we feel very unhappy with, but it doesn’t mean we have to expect the eternal effort to nurture a relationship.

Think of it as a masterpiece of art: you and your other half are painters that need to work together to make canvas beautiful. We can feel happy and satisfied in a relationship, but we can’t expect the canvas to come out beautifully on its own without painting it!

4. Life is a game

Why should we walk on our toes for the rest of our lives for fear that something terrible might happen? This life is for us to learn something and experience something. We have to look at it as a kind of game. Decide what you want to do in this life, learn the rules, and set the level. We can achieve nothing if we are afraid to play. Have you heard that someone would have managed to become a professional footballer without stepping on a football field? Obviously not. Right?

5. It all ends.

This point is very reminiscent of the first, only it can be even more difficult to accept. Nothing lasts forever. We will stay young for a short time, then old age will come. We will fall in love, then love will pass. We can lose the ones we love. We will live, then we will die. Many people before us lived, loved, experienced success and failure, and died. We must remember that we are no different from them. And there is no need to be sad about it, but rather to feel gratitude and excitement in living. After all, if everything lasted forever, would we feel it? Give time and value to everything. We have to appreciate everything.

6. Look at small things in a romantic way

Because we already understand that everything is coming to an end, we also know that we have to enjoy everything in life as much as we can. Everything can become so gray if we look at life through the prism of "everyday boredom." And conversely, everything is beautiful if we allow life to be that way. Choose another path to work or school, lie down on the grass and look at the clouds, or raise your eyes to the stars. Be romantic and the world will always look amazing. Take a stress-free day and enjoy life!

A person standing on gray surface

A person standing on gray surface

7. Look at big things realistically

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While we should not take life too seriously, it is very important that we do not allow the right hemisphere of the brain to dominate all the time. There are a few things in life that need a little more analytical thinking from us. For example, if you want to become a famous businessperson, you have to take the right measures. A good team including managers, accountants, and directors, etc. A healthy relation and friendship with some good entrepreneurs, and much more. Many things worth doing require time and energy.

8. Don’t complain and find a way out

Almost everyone has met someone who does nothing but complain about life. We don’t pay attention to such people or they annoy us. The question arises: why don’t they change the situation if the current one is not satisfactory? But if we were honest with ourselves, we would see that we are often not much better ourselves.

The truth is, that complaining seldom solves anything, but may instead imprison us. Positivity helps us to be more centred, so much so, that there is no bad energy to turn around and stab us, like a naked knife. Negativity will only increase the already heavy load, on our shoulders.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Misbah Sheikh


Misbah Sheikh (author) on April 08, 2021:

Life doesn’t always go the way we want, What do you think?

Misbah Sheikh (author) on March 10, 2021:

Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts Devika

Being Positive is a solution to almost every problem.

As it is said Great things happen to those who don't stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful


Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 10, 2021:

Misbah786 I had many challenges to face up to in a foreign country and off-course had to handle this in my way. I remained positive even at my worst times. I believe that being positive is key to a happy lifestyle.

Misbah Sheikh (author) on March 08, 2021:

Harriet, I am glad you enjoyed the read

Thanks for appreciating


Misbah Sheikh (author) on March 08, 2021:

Thank you for appreciating Devika


Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 08, 2021:

Misbah786 Interesting about aging and complaints. I think when one gets older they tend to complain about everything, be it on a good day or a bad day. Just what life offers to us. In life we have all sorts to complain about and that is how each day passes. You have a well-written and explained hub.

Harriet Dionela from Taguig City, Philippines on March 08, 2021:

This is a very nice read. Lessons to remember as we navigate through life. Thank you for sharing.

Misbah Sheikh (author) on March 08, 2021:

Thanks a lot Chitra Di for appreciation

I am glad you find it interesting


Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 08, 2021:

Great reminders Misbah. It's a thought provoking article and I liked reading this.

Life is like that--A combination of happy and sad moments. Keeping a positive attitude really makes things easy to deal with.

Thank you for sharing.

Misbah Sheikh (author) on March 08, 2021:


Thanks for appreciation

Yes as we say in Urdu, Ek Chup So Sukh (hundred happiness with only one silence)


EK Jadoon from Abbottabad Pakistan on March 08, 2021:


Misbah, you have written an amazing article. Especially point no 8 is fabulous. I never want to complain and don't like it to be done with me.

Everyone have different intentions. So the wise way to cope with relations surrounding you is silence and tolerance.

Misbah Sheikh (author) on March 07, 2021:

Thanks, Rosina for your appreciation

The credit of the line you mentioned goes to my dear brother Manatita

May God Bless Us All

Peace and Blessings

Misbah Sheikh (author) on March 07, 2021:

Yes Mubarak

Thanks for appreciating and sharing your point of view


Rosina S Khan on March 07, 2021:

"Negativity will only increase the already heavy load, on our shoulders." How true! A positive attitude and outlook on life is so much better. I love the other 7 truths as well, Misbah. Thanks for sharing.

Mubarak from INDIA on March 07, 2021:

It's truth that life is beautiful and magical just we have to do is to live it properly. Nice article

Misbah Sheikh (author) on March 07, 2021:

thank you so much, Peggy

I am glad you liked it


Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 07, 2021:

You have written such wise words! We should all learn to embrace the moments we have in life.

Misbah Sheikh (author) on March 07, 2021:

Thank you so much, Jodah

I am glad you read, liked, and commented on it

I wish you too have a good week

Sending Blessings

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on March 07, 2021:

A well-written article that lists some very good truths, Misbah. Life doesn’t always go the way we want but we need to concentrate on the good things and find a way to deal with the bad without getting stressed or depressed. An enjoyable read. Have a good week.

Misbah Sheikh (author) on March 07, 2021:

Thank you so much Manatita

An appreciation coming from you really means a lot to me

God bless you

Misbah Sheikh (author) on March 07, 2021:

Thanks a lot, Pamela for the appreciation

Yes, old age and health problems can be a reason for complaints.

That's a fact and can't be avoided

I wish and pray May God bless us all with good health. Amen!


manatita44 from london on March 07, 2021:

A beautiful look at the human condition and its foibles. Exquisitely written!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 07, 2021:

I think complaining is useless, and I am an optimist most of the time. Yes, everything comes to an end, but we sure need to enjoy it when we can.

I have a lot of family and friends that I love. My brother complains, but he has a host of health problems. Most of the others are just busy living their lives. This is a good article that makes you think.

Have a nice week, Misbah,

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