Externally we have limited potential. Our physical beauty and structure are not up to us; we can only keep ourselves healthy. This external existence comes with birth and perishes when we pass away, which means its validity is only associated with this world. But, how we can internally exist here is mostly in our hands. Everyone may not be equally intelligent or may not survive in the same environment, but our outlook on life is in our hands, and we can enhance it more or less to rise. In this way, we can say that our internal existence is wider than our external existence, so this internal existence can not only be associated with this world. Instead, I think it reaches out to the entire universe, and it either remains the same or gets enhanced or diminished according to the way we live here.
© Anindita Bose