The Philosophical Side Of Life

17 Jun

As I look back over the past 50 years of my life, I find a definite change in philosophy and a deeper understanding of the philosophical side of life. The internal calm God has blessed me with and a deeper appreciation of life in general. As I am sharing my world with you I offer some things to consider:

There is not one big cosmic meaning for all; there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person. We start our life with a blank page, a page we draw on, write on and even scribble on as we grow up. Sometimes we write nonsense and go back and erase it to start all over. Sometimes we write prose and songs. It doesn’t matter what we draw or write for we are defining ourself in life. We learn from what we put on our page, good and bad, and use that experience to develop what we have become to date. We end up taking the best and growing from there.

I believe there are no coincidences in life. The person that wandered in and out of your life was there for some purpose, even if they caused you harm. Sometimes, it doesn’t make sense the short periods of time we get with people, or the outcomes from their choices. However, if you turn it over to God he promises that you will see the big picture in the hereafter. Nothing is too small to be a mistake. The people we meet in life are drawn to us because we have gifts to share, we seek each other because we need the gifts. This is important because each person we touch or that touches us leaves a gift or memory that helps form our life. We also leave a gift with them. The impact of that touch is a lesson to share with others. This is how we grow.

The world is your exercise book, the pages on which you do your sums. It is not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write nonsense or even tear the pages. Life happens, it is up to you to make the best of it. Don’t waste it!

A cloud does not know why it moves in such a direction and at such a speed, it feels an impulsion…, this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond the horizon. Only you have the power to lift yourself up, no one else can do it for you.

As you consider this, keep in mind that you are never given a wish without also given the power to make it come true. However, you may have to work for it!

The original sin is placing limits on the inner self, Don’t!!!

When we take the time to consider our life, you need to remember you are the sole foundation for your world. Without you it isn’t. The truth you speak has no past and no future. It is, and that’s all it needs to be.

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. Consider what the caterpillar calls the end of life, – the Master calls a butterfly! Consider listening to the song the rose sings – about the joy and happiness it shares with the world. Your heart sings the same song! The more of your world you share – the more of a world you will have to share.

Now, ask yourself where do you stand with yourself? You must understand yourself before you can begin to understand others. We are limited only by the boundaries we set up in our minds. The walls go up a lot easier than they come down. But — it all starts with the first rock. Let the sunshine of your heart light up your face. Give me a smile with everything in it, I’ll pass it on.

Remember this above all else – Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished, if you’re alive it isn’t!

Beyond work and love, I would add two other ingredients that give meaning to life. First, to fulfill whatever talents we are born with. However blessed we are by fate with different abilities and strengths, we should try to develop them to the fullest, rather than allow them to atrophy and decay. We all know individuals who did not fulfill the promise they showed in childhood. Many of them became haunted by the image of what they might have become. Instead of blaming fate, I think we should accept ourselves as we are and try to fulfill whatever dreams are within our capability.

Second, we should try to leave the world a better place than when we entered it. As individuals, we can make a difference, whether it is to probe the secrets of Nature, to clean up the environment or work for peace and social justice, or to nurture the inquisitive, vibrant spirit of the young by being a mentor and a guide.

I have shared my world with you, how about sharing yours with me.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love,

Ed

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3 Responses to “The Philosophical Side Of Life”

  1. the warrioress June 21, 2015 at 4:52 am #

    We think very similarly about life, love, and God, Edwin; I am relieved to take note of this. You are a unique man of God, my friend. I am so grateful for your presence/presents in my life!

  2. the warrioress June 21, 2015 at 4:55 am #

    Reblogged this on life of a female bible warrior and commented:
    I have been very busy of late, friends and readers. Thankfully, one whom I think so much of has had more time to teach us God’s Way….here it is:

  3. efchristi June 21, 2015 at 9:48 am #

    Thank you very much. We are very close!
    Love you, Ed

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