By Junaid Tahir: Every other day we listen to people complaining about something or someone. The buyer complains about the seller, the subordinate complains about the manager, the public complains about system failures and so on. Whilst everyone may be right about their opinions but do we think that whether our own hearts are clean or contaminated? For example lets do a quick audit of ourselves:
- In routine life, do we forget our brawls or do we keep the grudges for the long term?
- Do we punish the people under our supervision for making some mistake or forgive them?
- Do we deceive others whenever we find a chance to do so or stay honest?
If yes, then why not improve ourselves before complaining about others? If we don't have the power to forgive others, if we don't have the flexibility to respect someone's point of view, if we are not clean from inside then what's the point in complaining about others?
We must remember that society comprises individuals and every one of us is equally representing the society. If we at an individual level are not genuine souls nor we try to become one then it's useless to complain about society.
So now is the time to sweep before our own door and kill all the germs of our character such as criticizing, complaining, blaming, leg pulling, back biting, spying, humiliation and jealousy. Now is the time to put efforts to align our bodies, minds, and souls. Once we wash ourselves with the soap of spirituality, self-audit and clean conscience we will be more concerned about our own mistakes and flaws instead of being argumentative and reactive about others.
"Conscience is a hypothesized ability that distinguishes whether one's actions are right or wrong. Basically, it is a person's inner sense of what is right or what is wrong morally. It leads to feelings of remorse when one does things that go against his/her moral values, and to feelings of rectitude or integrity when one's actions conform to our moral values. It is also the attitude which informs one's moral judgment before performing any action."Source: Wikipedia