Push button to open

by Hetal Shah on February 21, 2012

in Life

So here I am standing in front of the door, waiting for it to slide open for me to walk through. And it doesn’t. The sign reads “Automatic Door”, so I wait patiently. Nothing. Then I read the sign underneath that says “Push button to open.”

And it hits me. Is this how we live our life? In contradiction of our true self. Cajoling ourselves into believing that we are intelligent beings, capable of thinking, choosing and being aware, and yet fully prepared to live like our actions and destiny are controlled by someone or something else.

I have passed through this door everyday, twice a day, and have pressed the button numerous times. But today, I suddenly became aware. I became conscious of the contradiction of life, and saw a reflection of my own life on that glass door. I had to take a picture.

We human beings are like that automatic door, fully self aware, and self-conscious. But our receptors are clouded right now and we waste an entire lifetime looking for that magic button.

May be it’s time we cleaned our receptors and became aware of our true self.

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