I don't think it's that complicated. I'm agnostic. Pretty sure this is all there is. We are so insignificant in the scheme of time and the universe. So insignificant. So small.<quoted text>
When we were conceived and given life on this earth, no one programmed into our brains how to handle the challenges that life throws at us.
Some of us were lucky enough to have great role models growing up to help us deal with the ups and downs of life and others have had to muffle through it on their own. In the end, I believe how you handle yourself and situations comes down to our personalities, inner strength and our mental health!
With so much hatred and angst going on around the world, itís so important to not be dragged down by it all. Having a positive attitude and being grateful for what we have is so healthy for us.
It contributes to our physical and mental health more than we realise. For as long as Iím privileged enough to breathe oxygen on this earth, I will spend my days showing gratitude and instilling this value to anyone willing to listen.........For itís not what we donít have that defines us, rather Ė what we do!
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.
People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering...
Now, let us acknowledge the wonder of our physical incarnationó that we are here, in these particular bodies, at this particular time, in these particular circumstances.
May we never take for granted the gift of our individuality.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
We live. We die. When is all said and done, we should aspire for this:
Treat people as you would like to be treated along the way.
That's my plan, anyway. I'm not looking for the meaning of life. I'm too busy living it and enjoying it, because it's going to be here and gone before I know it.