After scrolling social media for so many years I guess I know why Social Media is very addictive for us. Because it gives us the immediate reward by the time, we post something (likes’ notifications) which we don’t easily get in social interaction.
Though the real addiction we should have is our Soul. It is our real identity and personality.
Let’s see an apologue :
Once upon a time, there was a king with four wives, one day king got sick and was on his death bed.
He was afraid of being in the afterlife alone, so he asked his fourth wife which he loved the most and bought her diamonds, gold, and elegant clothing. He asked her would you die with me? and go with me to the afterlife?
The fourth wife replied I am sorry I cannot do that and walked away.
He also loved his third wife he was very proud and would show her off to neighbouring kingdoms, so he called on his third wife and asked would you accompany him to the afterlife.
The third wife replied I love my life too much. I’m sorry I cannot go with you and when you die, I’m
going to remarry.
His second wife has always been there for him in his times of need, so he asked would you accompany me to the afterlife?
The second wife then replied I am sorry that I can’t help you out this time, but what I can do is arrange your funeral and I will be there for your funeral.
A voice called out and spoke. I’ll leave with you and follow you wherever you go even if it is to the afterlife.
The King looked it was his first wife, but this was the wife that he took care of the least. He felt embarrassed and said I’m sorry I should’ve taken better care of you and given you more attention when I was alive.
The moral of this story is that WE ALL HAVE FOUR WIVES.
Our fourth wife is our body, we like to decorate it with nice jewellery, nice clothing but in the end, it can’t follow us to the afterlife.
The Third wife represents our possessions, we spend so much time trying to gather possessions but, in the end, they cannot follow us to the afterlife, and it will be given to other people just like the third wife said she’s going to remarry.
The second wife is our friends and family. We trust them they’re always there for us in times of need, but the farthest they can go with us is to our funeral and send us off.
The first wife represents our soul, we usually neglect taking care of our soul but that is the thing that will follow us to the afterlife.
Care for your body, keep it healthy. Enjoy your possessions and the comfort they provide. Cherish your friends and family for the love that they provide, but don’t forget to take care of your soul, nourish your soul.
Take time to be alone. Take time to pray. Take time to meditate. Because it is the source of all your life and your most faithful friend.
I hope this story can help you or somebody that you love.