As conscious beings, we each bring something to the world that must be born into the light. Whether one would like to argue for a universe driven by purpose, or a meaningless existence beyond what we ascribe to it, I believe that we have a duty to leave the patch of grass we stand upon better than we found it. We only have one planet, and the way we leave it is our legacy to future generations.
What lies beyond the event horizon of death. To its merit though, it has also endlessly inspired and motivated me to confront life and find joy in the smallest details as well as the larger masterpiece we each contribute to simply by being.
…you have lived through the worst and survived, and when others see and have come to rely on that strength, it is the hardest thing to admit life can still break you, or come close to it. I have lost people and experienced some of the most insane situations of my life this week and though a friend remarked, “I can’t believe how calm you are, even now.” I hate feeling that I cannot bear the silence of being alone. I cannot bear realizing that though within I have been in far worst places, that I do not want to yet again confront another trial of the soul. I want out. I want peace.
I hold no reservations about the future, but a certain Zen proverb comes to mind:
Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.
It does not matter where or when. Love your fellow human being and leave things better than you found them. Whatever may come, life will go on in some manner or form. Appreciate the moment and live now, as the sages have always done.
Hang on tight while we grab the next page