One of my early essays from way back :
Do you know where you’re going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you? Do you care what you hoping for, when you look behind you there’s no open door?” These are a few lines of a popular song revived by Mariah Carey.
Do we really know where each of us is headed for behind these challenges and trials life is offering us? Can we really bear these things despite of the fact that sometimes at the back of our minds we feel discouraged to go on and move
on with our lives for so much hurts and sacrifices have been done?
We’re pilgrims in this world, each with a mission not just only to be “perfect” in the eyes of men but more importantly, to find true happiness in our hearts. We can’t buy HAPPINESS, it can’t also be earned, for it can only be found right inside our very own hearts, it resides in each one of us.
True happiness begins by loving ourselves and loving others. In fact, we can only love others authentically when we are loving ourselves. So, why is it that some people seem to find self-love easily while others spend their lives searching in relationships or career accomplishments to find it?
What if life doesn’t seem to make any sense? Trust your heart. Life will always be plagued with “what ifs” and its partner question :“I wonder if….?”. We ask ourselves if we are making the right decision. We stay awake at night wondering if the people we care for love us as much as we love them.
How can we stop wondering and asking? The answers will have to come from your heart. Feel with your heart. The heart has no eyes, ears, nose, tongue, or skin – no physical censors to discriminate the ugly, loud, pungent, bitter or prickly. It doesn’t know how to count. It has a world of it own – a sensitivity to the rhythms of the universe.
Take time to listen to your heart. When the answers do not come to you in words, when solutions do not appear to you in the physical world, go inside you and listen to your heart. Feel your heart and life will suddenly make sense.At the most desperate moments, when you feel things can’t get any worse, in the darkest hour of hopelessness, take a deep breath and echo in your head “I have many blessings!”
We are all pilgrims in this vast universe each one on our journey to forever. We may at times pause and reflect on the different stages of our lives and what it has brought us and move on to the next phase (without the need of a file transfer service) in order to be contented or not (yet).
Remember that life’s challenges are not meant to break us but to bend us toward God.
***blog pic courtesy of my bf's Nature And Landscape Photography Works
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