I’ve been thinking a lot lately about life. Specifically, why we are here; what purpose does our life serve and what happens when we die?
Many of you, I’m sure have asked yourself the very same questions. For me, I think about it constantly. I cannot seem to stop asking myself these questions as if I ask them loud enough or long enough that I will have my answer. I don’t think that’s how it works guys…as disappointing as that is, I think I have to come to terms with the fact that I have NO idea why we are on this planet spinning round and round and round.
In admitting that I don’t know why we ARE here, I also don’t know why we have to leave. We all have felt the loss of someone close to our hearts and it’s in these times that we tend to ask the most questions.
Let me rephrase that because “ask” does not express the true nature of what we do…be BEG for answers and PLEAD to be able to understand the reasons for circumstances under which loss occurs. I have cried myself to sleep begging to be heard and pleading for an answer to find the peace that comes with it.
I have not received an answer yet…
Or maybe I have…
I have come to a realization that I have accepted as an alternative.
It is acceptance. Acceptance is not an easy alternative though. It takes a long time and it takes a willingness of the mind and soul to work together in harmony. You can’t force acceptance…you have to give in to it.
Succumbing to the idea that we just aren’t MEANT to know is the only comforting thing to cling to at times. I will tell you though…it gets monotonous pretty fast and soon you find yourself right back in square one wondering why you should get out of bed which brings me back to time.
Sometimes, it’s not going to take a lot of time and sometimes you may never feel that you can truly accept it. You might push the idea away and choose instead to be angry (understandably…and absolutely.) but you will find that the question will still be there even in your anger. “Why?” Is one of the most complex questions we can ask ourselves.
The interesting thing about this complexity is that the answer lies in the question itself. We don’t know why we’re here…and that is precisely why we should continue. If we are here to serve a purpose, or be a lesson, or learn a lesson then we have to carry on. We will never find the answer if we stop asking the question. Furthermore we should think about carrying on in a way that we can be proud of; in a way that when our time comes and we are in a position to answer the questions about our own lives…that we will have an answer that we can stand behind.
Live life with a purpose that you can believe in. Do not choose to believe that just because you don’t know what purpose you are serving that your life is not valuable. I cannot say anything with certainty (otherwise I wouldn’t ask the questions) but I do choose to live my life meaningfully. What I have found is that it can only help and cannot hurt me. Choosing to believe that you are not important and that your choices don’t matter is the most detrimental lifestyle that you can lead.
I have known so many people (myself included) who get stuck following the same routine for so long and who know full well that it is not what they want to be doing but they don’t know HOW to get out of it. So what is the solution?
Adopt a new one.
That’s exactly what you do. You adopt a new way of life. Search out a lifestyle that will bring you joy and peace and invite it into your life.
It will be unfamiliar territory. It will probably be uncomfortable and awkward at times…but give it a chance. Take it in and take responsibility for it as you would in any other situation. DECIDE that you are going to commit to this lifestyle and defend it with all that you’ve got. You will get used to it. You will learn to bend for it and adjust accordingly to it’s needs and demands. But if you can do that, then you can find your purpose.
It IS out there waiting for you. Look the opportunities in the eyeballs and just leap!!!
Everyone has a path; a purpose; a meaningfulness in their soul and we don’t know what it is. We are not handed a manual. We ARE handed the pieces…and from the pieces we have to learn how to build our paths. Choose to build them with a purpose. Choose for YOUR path to lead somewhere. Your path has to connect to something else along it’s way or else it goes nowhere.
Maybe that’s why some people are chosen to leave…maybe they built their path mindfully and maybe their path came full circle. I don’t know why. We can’t know…but in the time between asking these burning questions we can choose to live our lives with the integrity of knowing that we have the power to make a difference. We can inspire change. We can inspire hope for others and we can find a way to make this life worth living.
I hope that if you’re going through a tough time right now that you can find your peace and your path.
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Love you all.