IT IS OFTEN DIFFICULT to figure out who in our life is the most important person. If somebody asks you: “Who is the most important person in your life?” what would your answer be?
We live in a rapidly changing world—a world that is continuously in the transitional state where everything is subject to change. Change is inevitable. Our needs change over time with our goals and priorities.
So, the most important person in our life changes every time our needs and priorities change. For instance, the most important person in one’s life would be God if he is a Christian who is asked such a question in a public church congregation.
When he leaves the church, that most important person in his life is changed to another figure depending on the situation he currently is in.
In a meeting at Crown Plaza Hotel on Friday 22 February, a colleague of mine asked me ‘who is the most important person in my life’.
I responded: “The most important person in my life is not God, nor my parents, nor the politicians, nor my countrymen, and even not any single person in the entire world. The most important person in my life is me.”
At first glance, you might think such are the words of people who are self-centered, greedy, egocentric and other terms eligible enough to describe a person whose care and consciousness is limited to himself and his interests.
However, if your perceptions are all based on others and their well-being and interests, then who is there to care about yours.
Most people who mention God or other figures as being the most important person in their life other than themselves only do in order to impress others and/or to serve the interests of others. People are misled by such perceptions and this is one of the major factors that slows the development of people.
Why do we continue to experience social disorder, corruption, political crisis, economic downfalls, environmental issues, and law and order problems? Because we do not have a clear and accurate perception of whom we really are. We try to impress others or serve their interests in every occasion while they are waiting for us to change the world.
Even those in positions of power may do certain things in their own interests but with the ‘title’ of doing them to serve our interests. But behind the closed doors they pray that we do not discover the truth. Many times we see that truth, but because we make the mistake of having those in positions of power as the most important people in our life, we let it go.
For instance if you say that God is the most important person in your life, then you remain unimportant, caught up in the slavery of your own perception of who you are and stay the same person while the world changes and move on with time. So when will God come down to Earth to change things?
Probably God is waiting for you to make the change when you are waiting for him. When will the power possessors come out to change things? No, they will not come out. They already have done their part in their own ways but all of these had resulted in the kind of world that we live in today.
So then, when will you regard yourself as the most important person in your Life, realise and appreciate your potentials and move the world instead of letting to move you?