apart, too

Survival, something we all are interested in.  In a world where most of what is wrong seems out of our control we struggle to make sense of life.  How did it all get so out of hand?  What part do we play in the grand scheme of things?  Or do we set ourselves apart, claiming no allegiance to any creed or manifest.  By taking a non-committal stance, are we exempt from the world’s spiralling consequences or are we still guilty by association?

Valid questions, timeless and soul searching.  Constant are the wonderings of man, …where we’ve been, where we are going.  One thing is for certain, nobody gets out of here alive.  But wait!  is it all just doom and gloom?  Does nothing matter?  Is nothing sacred?  Is nothing… anything?

Well, I woke up today and the sun was shining, I heard birds singing their praise to the coming day and I was inspired.  I could imagine waking up every day and being warmed by the thoughts of sharing this life with others.  I can’t imagine NOT waking up because quite frankly, I’ve never done that before… I don’t know what that would be like.  So, setting ourselves aside doesn’t change the fact that we are all a mesh of something greater than the sum of its digits.   This life is fairly grand…  but complex as well.

 We are individuals as a whole… we are a collective apart, too.  Each of us ultimately searching for the meaning of what this life is for, the entire human race on this quest for the meaning and purpose to our mundane existence.  Self worth is our goal.  We achieve our identity because we question.  Imagine how dull life would be if we knew all the answers.  If there were no mystery, no imagination to prod us, no curiosity to propel our spirit’s search engine we would ultimately lack drive.

So never be satisfied with the ordinary, i.e. fame, wealth, and beauty.  Ordinary?  Yes, everybody is seeking those things.  If it is common it must be ordinary.  These items stressed are not the long term identity we should occupy our minds with.  The simple truth is this; waking up in the morning and appreciating that the birds sing… doing something for someone else without being asked or having a selfish motive, looking for the good anywhere and praising it,  are worthwhile endeavors and honorable traits. 

Curiously, they set us apart, too.


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