I dedicate this post to my Loving Mom. She passed away on Monday, August 12, 2013. She lived a full life and she will be missed. You never know when some things are going to happen, you only wish you had a little more time. Rest in Peace MOM.
A journey through life may be a short one but then something difficult happens that changes everything. Whether the cause is depression, hard times, mid-life, death, tragic event, or whatever the case may be. These events start a thinking process in your mind to make changes. Lately, I am, I guess you can call it, a profound thinker and I have changes to make in my life. By attaining knowledge and understanding about the meaning of life, I will vow to make changes by going beneath the superficial, external, and the obvious. Life is much deeper than these things.
It is as if my eyes are finally wide-open taking in everything with a new spirit. The superficial, external, and meaningless blinded my eyes for many years but now my rebirth is beginning.
In the past, I would walk down the street passing by a homeless person and not think twice about their suffering. However, today I walk by a homeless man and his dog. I could not stop thinking about his and his dog’s suffering. This man’s suffering causes a ripple effect and now his dog is suffering. Now the ripple effect is witnessed by me and therefore has changed me. This man’s suffering causes a ripple effect throughout everyone’s life that will witness it. One moment in time, what will you do at that moment? The only way to end suffering is by everyone doing acts of kindness. We need to stop the ripple effect of suffering.
I would not say that life is a waste but sometimes it takes people longer to realize what is actually important. There comes a point in time when you set aside all these superficial meaningless things and concentrate on the more important. This has nothing to do with religion or the pursuit of religion but the pursuit of spiritual truth to love, life, happiness, and peace. Without that, you have nothing.
Take a stroll down memory lane with me. Would you do things different? Not in your life but in someone else’s. I don’t regret anything but I do see where I can make improvements to someone’s life. I usually leave the New Year resolutions for reflection and improvements but that is one thing that I am changing today. Every day if there is a means there is a way. Sometimes it will require creativity. There are acts of kindness witnessed around the world but we need more. We all need to help.
This is what life is all about helping our fellow man, woman, child, and all living creatures roaming this earth.
Pursue love, happiness, life, and peace in all we do.