Because of the way one’s mind becomes conditioned, its normal state is mostly agitated. A true gauge of life is if you’re at peace right now with the world exactly as it is without having to save it.
Do what it is you think you need to do to get the desired results you think are needed, but see what’s guiding you to where that is. If one is to get a true gauge as to what’s really going on in their life, there will have to be a deep awareness of why one is heading in the direction they’re going. There are reasons why a person seems to constantly struggle with being at peace and as subtle as this can be, it’s not something most people consciously think about. Because of the way one’s mind becomes conditioned, its normal state is mostly agitated. From the time a person starts their day the agitations start. The alarm clocks rings and when the snooze button is hit or one says I have to get up now, although it’s not thought that you’re not at peace, the bottom line is you’re not.
Constantly having to do something is a mind agitation that keeps one from the awareness that its agitated. Save the world if that’s the direction you think you need to go in, just understand maybe the world doesn’t need you to save it. If you’re not truly at peace in the moment without having to do anything, that’s what needs to be looked at. Nothing else matters because regardless of what you’re doing, it will only be a made up story that keeps the mind in an agitated state. So many people are so busy trying to save the world that they don’t see the forest from the trees and until the beauty of the moment is seen and one can just be and not have to do something, peace will not be had because one will be too busy trying to save a world that just may not need saving. So to me a true gauge of life is if there is peace right now with the world exactly as it is without having to save it.