Mahashivratri is one of the most important festivals in the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva, and it is a time when Hindus reflect on their lives and strive to be better people.
I have been fortunate enough to celebrate Mahashivratri a few times in my villages, and each time I have come away with a renewed sense of purpose and clarity.
Here are 5 things I learned from Mahashivratri that will make you a better person.
- The world is full of positivity and love
The world is full of positivity and love — this was the first powerful lesson I learned from Mahashivratri. Lord Shiva is known as the destroyer of evil, but his impact is far more than that.
He is also a symbol of hope and peace, reminding us that the world is full of positivity and love. So, take a moment and be grateful for the people and things that surround you, and focus on taking part in positive conversations and activities.
This will fill your life with joy and peace. Gratitude is one of the most important values we can learn from Mahashivratri. Our lives are filled with abundance, but it is easy to forget this when we are stuck in monotonous routines.
However, taking a moment to be thankful for all the wonderful things we have can bring immense satisfaction and contentment.
2. You must be grateful for what you have
Remember to be grateful for your health, your home, your job, and all the tiny blessings that make up your life. Show appreciation, and you will receive even more.
3. You should live in the present and enjoy every moment
Living in the present is probably one of the greatest teachings of Mahashivratri. It can be so easy to get caught up in the future or ruminate over the past, but the only moment you can truly experience is present.
Ground yourself in the present moment and make the most of it. Enjoy the beauty of nature and your family and friends, participate in activities, and focus on physical and mental health. When you learn to live in the present moment, your life will be more satisfying and stress-free.
4. You should be kind and help others whenever you can
Mahashivratri is also a reminder to be kind and helpful to others. Taking time to look out for those who are less privileged or less fortunate is one of the best lessons you can learn.
Help them in whatever way you can, either by donating to charitable organizations, taking part in volunteer work, or simply offering words of kindness and consolation.
When you are kind to someone else, you will also get a great deal of satisfaction.
5. We are all connected, and we should treat each other with respect.
Finally, Mahashivratri reminds us that we are all connected. No matter where you are in the world, we are all linked through our humanity and our shared experiences.
We should strive to understand each other, show respect, and disregard hate, violence, and discrimination. Remember that we are all part of the same family and we should treat each other with dignity and love.
May the divine energy of Lord Shiva always be there to bring positivity to your life. Wishing you a blessed and beautiful Maha Shivratri.
Mahashivratri is a wonderful time to reflect on our lives and ourselves, to be grateful for what we have, to live in the present moment, to be kind to others, and to understand and appreciate our connection to the world. I hope these five teachings will help you become a better person and lead a happier and more fulfilling life.
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