Swami Vivekananda writes in his book “Karma Yoga” that ‘We help ourselves not the world’. But foolishly think that we help the world or we can! How true this is if we think deeply.
We often try to overdo certain things. When the pressure of this over action burden hits our shoulder we begin to trempled. The peace of mind is lost and become fanatic and desperate. Then it slowly take over us and we become depressed. Depression leads to poor quality of life and degrades it.
Nobody can change a bit in this world. The world is already perfect and everything is in order. Humans can do no good or evil to the world. Because the world has its own way of functioning. A volcanic eruption, an earthquake can destroy cities or even civilizations. Therefore keep calm. Whenver desperation, fanaticism comes to your mind just sit back and relax. You can’t help the world.
All we can help is to ourself. We satisfy our ego by giving alms to the poor. We are blessed because we have got the opportunity to offer our money, labour and advice to the poor, ill and needy. It is only a feel good factor for us. We benefitted from it as we get satisfaction from it.
In all this hustle think for a while and remember it always. Nothing in this world is going to change if you die today. The world remains all perfect according to by itself. So, why this hustle? And when we are calm and peaceful whatever we do becomes great and very useful.