Bringing Life to Light
This site hasn’t a huge following, understandable as it focuses on all facets of life; with the exception of a few. The few, would be abortion issues, gender issues, and popular culture issues; but I will touch on those issues. In reality, those issues would be better if humanity was more sensible, understandable, less politically correct; and more human. Right or wrong, they are a part of society, but they aren’t tools to be used to intrude into the lives and freedoms of anyone’s lives.
The site deals with the more internal facets of life, what societal issues do to the internal wellbeing of everyone that breathes on this earth; it’s no small wonder why the site doesn’t have the following it should. Because honestly, even though people see the effects of society on or in their everyday life; escaping those effects is seemingly more important than understanding the societal actions and manners we all have no choice but to interact with.
It’s going to be a gloomy day when reality hits home, and it will hit home; life is relentless in it’s focusing on reality, like if you get cut you bleed. No escape, not in life, we all face who we are and what we’ve become in life, and we all face the actions we have taken in our lives in regards to ourselves and others.
“The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.” -Ascribed to Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860
How important it is to look at ourselves, to look at our lives with honest intentions; the mask will fall, it would be far better to like what we see when the mask of our life lands at our feet. So many these days live alternate lives in the work day, but at night in the last hours of their day before bed; they internally ponder their lives, no matter the smiles they place on their faces; that’s the mask of reality.
But in that reality, when focusing on our personal lives, for some, the reality of the lives we live is often overshadowed by other influences, what others say, family and friends own dysfunctional views, a lack of understanding life in the words of others; such dysfunction pilfers the quality thoughts we should be having out of our own lives. We need so much to better understand the influences we allow into our minds, our hearts, and our souls; while some influences may be healthy, some are destructive. Toxic is toxic, affirming is affirming, its always been up to us personally to be able to discern which is which.
“Do not rely completely on any other human being, however dear. We meet all life’s greatest tests alone.” -Agnes Campbell MacPhail, 1890-1954
The lives we live, they are the lives we have invested in, with the following nature of society these days; we must ask ourselves: When or if we take stock of our lives, are we going to like what we see of ourselves? Will the riches we have attained be enough, will the taking life for granted be enough, will our lacking manners with other’s be enough, will our lack of life’s knowledge and wisdom be enough; will those things be enough in the end to give us contentment in the final hour?
Life’s tree is planted early, it’s up to every person to make the sapling an oak, even in the face of adversity we add strength to our growth into the oak, not so much in the process of dealing with adversity, but in what we learn while dealing face to face with adversity. Remembering that there is no escape from the path of life, it is the evolution of life’s knowledge and wisdom that will buffer us from future pains and stumbling that is so inherent in life.
“The thorns which I have reaped are of the tree I planted.” -George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, 1788-1824
More so today than in the 1600’s, people in the view of life, they haven’t changed all that much, sure there was more of an investment in their day to day life, but that investment came in the form of necessity and sustainability in life; people then had more respect for the values equated to life, as opposed to now where political correctness is life’s revolving door. Take away necessity, knowledge falters, boredom sets in, and rather than seeking better; often scrupulous actions begin to surface.
As far as today’s view of life, we have removed the truth of necessity and sustainability in life, no longer having to hunt for our food, no longer doing our own repairs, we can call someone and have our needs met, but who do we call? In our laziness, we call on those that hold little value of our lives and wishes, while the credit card or cash in our pocket books holds their attention well. But in the seriousness of life, are those the people we really want in our lives, are they the people we should be respecting and calling out to for help; in this dime a dozen world? Life gets better from within ourselves, the needs for betterment in life reside inward of the reflection we see when we look in the mirror. The assessments of those we allow in our lives, they have to be honest, contentment in life depends on our assessments.
“We seek our happiness outside ourselves, and in the opinion of men we know to be flatterers, insincere, unjust, full of envy, caprice and prejudice.” -Jean de La Bruyère, 1645-1695
If there is a problem in society on this day, concerning life, it is the loss of dignified actions of this earths human inhabitants. Watching the news, listening to the victims, the newscasters and reporters, and then watching how people react with what I’m watching; it’s always more like confusion all wrapped up in pleading for someone else to do something about what’s happening. That’s not true understanding, it’s more fear of stepping up and being counted, but then through the years, society has been trained to protest by whatever means violent or otherwise, and to not get involved due to tempers and outcome of a given situation. Pure confusion.
No one has to seek a view of the problems and causes of what we face in our lives or in society, we just have to open our eyes to the truth; then take it upon ourselves to weed through the confusion. The world we are living in today is in no way a different world than yesterday, but like society and the lives people live, the world as a whole has been repeatedly abused to the point of diminishing dignity that we are all at today; where we plead to anyone but God for a cure.
It must be remembered well, humankind got us to this place of confusion, frustration, and suffer while turning their backs on God, Faith; and respectful thoughtful understanding of life.
“Life is an unanswered question, but let’s still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.” -Tennessee Williams [Thomas Lanier Williams III], 1911-1983