The Act of Living

Living is a process:  Every day a new creation—every moment a choice.

I once thought I could help guide others to find their true purpose in life.  Not that I whatlifepurpose67.jpgwould tell them what that purpose was, only that I could help them to determine that purpose for themselves.

I no longer think that way.

Life, in all its eccentricities and peculiarities, is to be unfettered to some degree— solely sampled by the one living it.

True, there have been others, particularly the words of others found in legacy-holders called “books” that have helped me better understand my sensings on LIFE—my perception of LIFE as it affects me and I in turn, affect it.

But it is only the accumulation of years and personal experiences that have truly helped me understand LIFE not as the interactive environment that I occupy for my brief moment in time, but that LIFE is this enormous vat of fermenting fruit we all add to and drink from.

elenorrooseveltpurposelife.jpgLIFE is our intoxicant. It is our hallucinogen. It is our sustenance that sustains, inspires, and fulfills us during our stay in this plane of existence.

We don’t just imbibe LIFE—we are immersed in it.  We absorb it through every pore, and spew it from us in every way and in every direction.

LIFE oozes from our very essence here. We even generate LIFE.

LIFE is US, and WE are LIFE.  But we are merely a fractional part of the process called “LIFE”.

So when others tell me that they “are tired of living,” I look at them not with sadness or judgment of any kind.

I simply ask them “Tired of living WHAT?—What is it you are living?—What role are you playing that makes you so tired?”  Because LIFE is a process—and it will continue long after we are dust because it started long before any of us arrived.

For those who do tire, I comprehend that we sometimes feel weariness with the process called LIFE.

I can easily understand the exhaustion of continual pain.

As I can also understand severe disappointment or dashed hopes or the momentary inability to perceive a better future lying ahead, because these are feelings that we all have had at some point during our own process of living.

But LIFE itself is not the problem. The problem is in how we sample LIFE.

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So were I to give any advice to “the tired of living” it would be minimal, and it would include a suggestion for sampling LIFE in a different way—making a personal change—shifting a perspective—seeing what you haven’t before seen so that you realize you are not the holder of LIFE.

You only share in LIFE for the time that you are here, because LIFE is a continuing process.

Just as you are.

 

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