To better explain the HUMAN recipe, how about clarifying the ingredients of Human recipe? Let’s understand what Human stands for.
- H: Humbleness
- U: Understanding
- M: Mindfulness
- A: Appreciation
- N: Noble
Firstly, to be born as a Human Being itself is the best gift. But, to survive being a Human is toughest. You have to attain certain qualities to do justice with the gifted blessing.
Let’s quickly understand the 5 qualities mentioned above.
So what exactly is humbleness? A person is humble when he/she is at peace with themselves and with others. The simplest quality that does not demand you to be nice or to be the best but it only demands you to be at peace. Although being at peace every time is not always easy but it’s not impossible. Being humble would demand you to be softspoken and to be quiet. When you start treating people around you without discrimination is when you start attaining humbleness in your character. As wisely quoted, “Be humble and never think you are better than anyone else. remember for dust you are and to dust, you shall return.”
Having the quality to understand itself defines that you possess a good character. The simplest quality that can make your relations warm and comfortable is when you show them how well you understand them. We, humans, are sensitive, we become emotionally attached to people who understand us. This reminds me of some important qualities explained by Gaur Gopal Das in his book Life’s Amazing Secrets: “When you tend to speak sensitively when you correct cautiously making sure that it doesn’t hurt them and when you tend to forgive them is when you develop the sense of understanding for each other.”
Mindfulness simply means being aware of everything within and everything outside. As much as you feel lost in this busy world, it is important for you to be alert with your thoughts, your energies and your surroundings. A person who possesses mindfulness will certainly be aware of their inner state. And the best way to be aware is to develop the habit of Meditation. They will also be able to make the right use of their senses like touch, smell, hear and see the surroundings. Being mindful will help you to sense the natural beauty spread around and you will start experiencing the optimism growing inside you.
Being thankful is the best way to show the quality of Gratitude within you. Every single day, you have to learn to be grateful for the life you live. You have to be thankful to people who make your life easier. Being thankful would also command you to be thankful for all the rocks laid in your journey. Having the audacity to appreciate the brutal truth and painful experiences of life will shape you into a stronger and better individual. You have one life to be thankful for, and make sure you be thankful for it every single day. As said by Gaur Gopal Das, “We must find positivity in the bleakest situation and live by the principle of Gratitude”
Noble means being honest and having remarkable moral values. A person without moral values will often fail and stumble in life. Your ethics and your values will help you to analyse and shape your life. You might achieve everything in life but if you fail to set some moral values for yourself and if you fail to distinguish between what’s right and what’s wrong then even the glory will no longer stay. Your nobility meaning your goodness is what people will remember about you.
A person who strives to balance these 5 qualities will be able to steer their wheels of life. Success falls for them who possess the qualities needed to be a good human.