If we’re going to give it our all, while our time on this planet is limited, then it may as well be thoughtful, planned and lasting, however fleeting this world may be.
“Sex, drugs and… secret knowledge?”
I mean, we have none but ourselves to be accountable to, when all is said and done, right? Well, no, there is more at stake than that. If we live life without making a few basic confessions, I don’t think we can readily admit that life is an opportunity that has been given to us for a reason. Yes, a reason!
“Satisfaction, security and… spiritual well-being?”
I would suggest that we begin by seeing life as an unknown journey. Admitting that, however, does not mean that there are some things that we can be heartily passionate about along the way. When we can look back at ourselves and accept our faults and flaws, and that we are ever learning on this road called life, we can then begin to appreciate that everyone else is on the same boat. We’re in this together.
“Attitude, passion and… honest searching.”
Life is an opportunity we must never take for granted. Why settle for second best, when you only have one chance at it? And, is the end goal simply the pursuit of happiness and self-satisfaction, or gaining a higher level of knowledge, or even the very noble aim of building a future for the benefit of yourself and the rest of humanity? If we are never attaining the whole truth (in a state of perpetual learning) until our time is up, then can we ever really stake a claim to the absolute truth? I think a most important lesson for everyone on this journey is that we are human, we are imperfect, we do have our moments of fragility. It most certainly helps to acknowledge that everyone’s end goal can and will shift. At least, though, let us encourage one another to seek out that which is beneficial to the soul and human spirit. Let’s adopt a spirit of honest searching, coupled with passion and humility. Let’s be thoughtful and encouraging, and seek for that which is lasting.
“Give it everything you’ve got – and aim for the everlasting!”