Sunday, February 5, 2012

This Is Who You Are

     In yesterday's Blog, we were asked to think about what defines us as an individual. If you pondered this question, what did you come up with? Did you choose your physical appearance? Then what happens when you get older and lose your youthful appeal, and your muscle tone doesn't look quite the way it does now? Did you choose sports? What will happen when the fans stop cheering? After all, you won't play forever. Did you choose education? What will happen when you encounter a challenge in life that your education has not prepared you to handle?

     All of the above things are fine in and of themselves. But when we indentify with only physical and natural things, we are living a half life. How many people who seemed to have had it all have taken their own lives, or became addicts because they said they felt empty and alone in life? There is a void in every soul that only spiritual things can fill, we can throw all of the money, sports and possessions into that void that we want... but it will never be filled. Thus, we can become extreme in our behavior as we seek for the next big thrill in our lives. It is an endless cycle that many people go through over and over again. I challenge you to identify yourself with the higher things of life this week. See yourself as more than just flesh and blood, and give your soul the food that it craves. Take ten minutes out of your day and turn off the television and meditate, read a book or just commune with the Divine in your own way.... It will make a world of difference in your life, and in who you are.

2 comments:

  1. I think you have hit the nail on the head with this entry. Our world is so fast paced and everyone is trying to sell you junk that will supposedly make your life better, when really it just clutters your house and peace of mind. Too often we look for external fixes to our internal problems. Obviously, we should be looking inside ourselves to get to know who we really are and what we truly need in our lives. I think we would find that the answer to our questions, problems, and feelings of emptiness and isolation lies not with anything physical but rather with the ephemeral parts of life. Our inner peace and happiness will be increased through the spiritual--love, communication, understanding, harmony, etc. After all, it is a void we feel in the _soul_. It makes sense that nothing physical can fill a spiritual hole. Whatever makes you feel whole, helps you connect with other living beings, and makes you feel closer to what you believe is the Divine are the Answers for you as an individual. You just sometimes have to take the time to remember these things in this rat race world of ours. Thanks for posting this reminder.

    "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

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    1. Thanks Sarah, very nicely stated. I now see why you are a rich and powerful author. :-)

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