Why Do Some People Live the Good Life While Others Have Nothing?_Featured_, Conscious Living Sunday, November 27th, 2011
This article was inspired by a video about a man named Narayanan Krishnan, who was selected as one of CNN top 10 heroes of the year. Narayanan, who lives in Bangladesh, India, gave up his job to feed the homeless, destitute, mentally challenged and the elderly. He not only feeds them, he also washes them, cuts their hair, and gives them much love.
He reminds me of a male version of Mother Teresa. When you watch this man, it makes you feel like, wow! Watch this inspirational video for yourself:
The video made me think about the homeless and destitute that live in a land of plenty like Canada, where food is plentiful and opportunities abound. In the city where I live, there are homeless sitting on street corners. They appear to receive little help. Yet, Narayanan Krishnan, who lives in a land of poverty, somehow has found a way to lend a helping hand despite quitting his job.
I wonder about the role that we have each chosen as innocent children of God. Why are some people blessed and privileged to live a good life, while others have nothing and suffer? What sets us apart?
I asked Spirit, what is the answer? Here’s the response I received:
The homeless, destitute, and mentally challenged are here for a purpose. You are being taught empathy and compassion, a way to show love practically. It is not that they will change, but you will change.
This is more about the one doing the care-giving and not so much for the less fortunate. It makes you feel good to help another because they are a mirror of yourself. You are think that they could be me hungry and lying dirty in the street.
It makes your heart full when you are given a chance to reach out in love and compassion to another. The feeling is intoxicating, and becomes addictive. It also is a great way to feed an ego unless you are awake enough to avoid it.
These broken people cannot be fixed with a meal and a clean face though. Their minds are what need the fixing. Their minds make choices and determine what role they are playing in this lifetime.
In this way, they are no different than you are. They are playing a role and don’t realize that they are doing this. They think they are unlucky and you are the lucky one.
All children of God are perfect. They are loved and given the most precious of gifts, choice.
Help those that cannot help themselves. Help those who cannot make choices because their faulty mind will not allow them to. They are filling a purpose that is more about you than about them.
Love them and you will be guided. You will be helped. Be compassionate with eyes wide open. Be loving and respectful of all humanity indiscriminately.
Being rich or poor is in the mind.
So be it and so it is.