Chapter 8.1 A Never Ending

A Never Ending

“Everything has been figured out, except how to live.”
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) French Philosopher

Every day in our lives is uncertain, inconclusive … an undefined, ongoing process, different from yesterday.  Life is always in constant change; it does not stand still.

As you have come to know me, I believe that we are living in a part of Heaven and Hell right now (if you Slam-Klunk me now, I’ll never tell you the end.)  Maybe Heaven resides in the front part of the brain, Hell is in the back.  Heaven is Positivity, Hell is Negativity.  Heaven sees the new sun, the open road.  Hell is a heavy load, holding us back.

“Sometimes divine revelation simply means adjusting your brain to hear what your heart already knows.”
The DaVinci Code Dan Brown

Everyone has her own life, his own paths, their own wisdom to achieve.  My way will not be your way.  You will walk your own personal way.  Embrace your instincts and follow your path.  Be receptive to the signs, and be aware of what may be your mission, your destiny.  Find d’light to your Delight ….

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)        Irish Playwright

I am fairly sure that I’ve convinced myself that many others have walked these same paths (one has to be famous, though, to be quoted.) And in my convincing, none of the thoughts I’ve expressed were completely original.  Yet I feel I have developed some new and exciting thought processes in my mind, some new allies that will help me to discover new ambers of amazement.

“The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. He who know it not and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is as good as dead, a snuffed-out can”
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)        German Theoretical Physicist

Many of the world’s finest philosophers have honed in on what they think is the purpose of life. Some have come to a simple solution, one that should be Obvious:

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”
Aristotle (384BC – 322BC)        Ancient Greek Philosopher

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”
Dalia Lama Leader of Tibetan Buddhists

“Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness.”
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi        Developer of Transcendental Meditation

“My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right?”
Charles Schulz (1922-2000)        “Peanuts” Cartoonist

To be happy, you have to smile.  You can’t be happy and not have a smile on your face, a smile in your soul.   Yet many of us can’t just wake up every day and embody that happy persona.  Another noted philosopher considered an alternative to only being happy:

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson  (1803-1882)        American Writer

For many of us, it isn’t about just being happy, skipping along our path, grinning at our shadow.  Maybe we have complicated the base purpose of life … I’m not so sure … who is? … but I do know that using one’s happiness to impact others just seems a fuller existence.

During my discourse, I thought I had found that my purpose in life was To Fight Negativity. But further pondering made me reason that the purpose of life cannot be to fight Negativity.  If I fight Negativity, I will only give it fuel, because it will steal my energy. Even if I am confronting it, Negativity will be sharing my path. I don’t want to walk with d’evil.

“Everything you are against weakens you.  Everything you are for empowers you.”
The Power of Intention Wayne Dyer

The purpose of my life has to be To Create Positive Energy. I need to generate Positive Energy in abundance … to live with it … to share it with others … to be it.

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
Carl Bard (1907-1978        Scottish Theologian, Religious Writer, Broadcaster

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4 Responses to “Chapter 8.1 A Never Ending”

  1. MaHa Says:

    This was a great way to sum up your thoughts and spread hope about positive living. We are all a combination of ideas from our past and present, our experiences, our rearing and biological footprint. I guess we are like snowflakes, no two being the same.
    Anyway, it has been a good read, keep writing.

  2. Pismo Painter Says:

    As my yoga teacher would say, “may the light in me shine in you” so your light has shined in me and provided timely thoughts in my transition into retirement. I look forward to further discussions.

  3. Marc Says:

    This is a great one no matter how many times I read it.

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