Some thoughts on life.
July 14, 2008 11:49am CST
There are I expect, very few people who have not at some time questioned the meaning of life. Why are we here? What is our purpose? When we see loved ones join the vast majority who have finished this life, do we not wonder what, if anything, lies beyond? Some people find comfort in religion, others see nothing but the grave. We can however live life but one moment at a time and if we are to truly live, we can't spend that moment either regretting the past or worrying about the future. A friend reminded me recently that when we come into the world, we are crying, while everyone around us are smiling, "wouldn't it good" he said, "if we could live so that when we die, we are the one smiling while everyone around us are crying". After giving it some thought, I believe he has a point. If at the end of life we can look back with few regrets but many friends, and feel content with what we have done, than we have truly lived, and can look toward the great divide without fear or apprehension.
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15 Jul 08
Hi Pose123! I have read a lot of books that gave insights on what is the purpose and meaning of one's life. With all those books I have read, they are of great help one way or the other. It is a matter of faith and what one believes. I do ask questions a lot. I never ran out of questions actually. Maybe, I will stop asking questions when I am there in the afterlife wherein all the answers will be revealed to me. But for now, I am content with myself knowing that I have a firm stand on what is right and good but I am still learning more and struggling hard to fight the not so good within me. Take care and God Bless!
15 Jul 08
In my own honest belief, looking forward to the great divide without fear or apprehension is just a step away, It is by Accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior. Why because He is the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Him. Life is short. We will all die as it is appointed unto men once to die and after this the judgment. Sin separates us from God but He's love is so great that He gave His son Jesus to die for our sins and hence only through accepting and believing this reality should we find salvation. This acceptance of Jesus as Savior is coupled by repentance and complete turnabout from the former sinful life because there is a new man born in you. A new man who would live his life on earth to please and glorify God. Yes, I came into this world crying and now I am assured of smiles on my lips on the appointed time I'd leave this world because I have the blessed assurance that Jesus is mine!
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14 Jul 08
I like what your friend said. That is pretty awesome to think about. I don't believe anyone has a purpose other than the one(s) they give themselves. If they want a purpose, they create one, otherwise.... we are just kind of here doing our thing.
14 Jul 08
Hey I like that. That was pretty deep and cool. I don't know about anyone else, but I sure hope to be laughing when I leave this world. "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord." I can not think of a better place for me to be.
14 Jul 08
what youre frend said is an old american indian saying, i think, if i recall it correctly, but im pretty sure its not his, ive red it in some compilation of old sayings, but true life is too short to be anything else but happy, right now that is just my goal, no seeking enlightenment or whatsoever about lifes meaning, live daily, deal with problems daily, just that sort of things, questions about life really wont get you anywhere, no one can really give you an answer about it, its just tiresome, let go of it and just live
14 Jul 08
Your question is quite deep. Why do we exist? Why are we here? I too have asked these questions, but, I guess, in living we will learn eventually why we do exist and why need to undergo several kinds of emotions. In the end, it is the kind of life we live with and how we touched other people's lives matter. :)