The Pursuit of Meaning
I don’t believe all life is suffering like my good friend, Buddha. But a lot of life is suffering. Suffering doesn’t have to be good nor bad. But is suffering to know life? Just like life cannot exist without death? Therefore, happiness is nonexistent without sadness? This is not a new thought, but an endless conversation.
I like to live life on top of the mountain. I want to think the hard part is over and I am just basking in my accomplishments of reaching the summit. Life didn’t pause during the hike up the mountain, so why would it relent at the top with perfect blue skies and sunshine?
I googled, “How many people died after reaching summit at Mt. Everest?” Results were confusing. But to make my point, sometimes the hardest part is after being so incredibly high. Is this just the dynamic of life or knowing that the high exists and now it’s gone that ensues hardship?
So many unanswered questions in life.
The Silver Lining
How amazing is it that we have the ability to reflect upon all of this? And that we frame how we view any interaction or experience? For example, today I went to sign my receipt and the pen didn’t work. I responded with, “that’s my life.” I said it in a joking manner, but really if I think the world is against me then it is. And that is an incredibly small nugget, but that’s where it all starts. “The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your thoughts.” If the thought doesn’t exist then it cannot grow into expression.
I’m dealing with my grandpa’s death. It sucks. I feed my feelings of grief at times and other times I ignore it. I don’t know of a right way. But I am grateful to have such deep love for someone that it changes the way I see the world and my future.
My 2 Cents
Depression, grief, love, and bliss. All a part of life. All different mountains to climb with different conditions awaiting.
We are in control of far more than we care to admit.
You are not alone. You may want to be alone. Bu maybe the reason why you can feel so much is because we are all connected.
Moral of my story is to keep scaling mountains and galavanting in the woods
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There’s No Better Time Than Now,