For a while, I’ve had too many moments overcomplicating life. We are born, we develop a purpose and we leave hopefully doing some good in between. So pardon me while I let my insomnia take over and ramble some more things out of my head.
My transitions have created an interesting yet awry life. I’ve had mid-life crises in my 20s. I’ve gone from learning about God, questioning God, stating there are many paths to God, to realizing God is within me. I’ve learned you can’t hold on to time idly. One must create moments. That’ll be the only chance one can get to freeze and seize time. I’ve experienced being faithless and hopeless leaves one stuck in who you are, not who you should be. I’ve caused a lot of hurt I’ll never be able to help others heal from. Ironically, that’s a part of my conscious I think will hurt me forever. Those that are here in the moment, cherish them for the seasons they are in your life. No matter the relationship or how blind love can be, the everlasting lessons from friendship are clairvoyant on your journey.
My friends and family tell me all the time how smart I am. I think the ironic thing about that is the way life sets up your learning experiences, no matter how much one reads, listens, understands and communicates, you still awaken with ignorance everyday because of a new beginning driven to either move with purpose or still find it.
So far the only thing I’ve consistently found in life is a mortal’s way to immortality. One key to living forever the way we as human beings can:
“Do good. Be good. Be the right person.”
A lot of people list death as a fear or feel anxiety now trying to navigate living. Peace in life and death rely on the same thing: doing all the good you can and being the best person you were designed to be. Peace in life comes from the good you radiate and instill in others. Peace in death comes from knowing you’ve done all the good you could with the time you were given. This is the sure way to live forever because when you give your all…when you give your best into a world that needs it the most, your moments of good, love, sacrifice etc. resonate in those still here long after you are gone. The moments and memories you’ve created in them will tell your story forever. The good you shared inspires others to move with the same good in memory of you.
While I’m sure we all have our own specified paths, I believe this is the one trail where we all seem to converge.
“All things must come to an end. It is an inevitable part of the cycle of existence, all things must conclude. Take the analogy of a tree that grows in Brooklyn among the steel and the concrete with all its glorious branches and leaves, one day it too will pass on its legacy through the seeds it dropped to the ground and as the wind carries these seeds throughout wherever they might move a new life will begin for each one of them as they stand as a monument to the one that came before…”