Today I have a question for you, and I'll try not to make this sound like a Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy skit because I truly do, wonder what other people's train of thought is regarding this...I wonder if people think the way I do on this subject:
Have you ever wondered...does it EVEN matter? What I mean is, all that we "fight for"...
I sat awake one night, not too long ago, thinking of something. If you are a Christian, like I am-or actually, even if you're NOT-it seems to me that in MANY other faiths-most of us believe that when we die, we will hopefully 'pass on'-to an afterlife- go to Heaven-or SOME enlightened place-and even more than that-we will be made "perfect". That we will ALL be TOGETHER one day, living in HARMONY. Ashes to ashes-back to a life without sin or evil. If you think about it...that being said...what is the POINT, then, of shutting people we love-or even just those we are SUPPOSED to be nice to, out of our lives? What is the point of wasting precious time that we could be spending together...ENJOYING each other...and LOVING each other, if ALL of us came to the realization that none of our 'earthly' battles MATTER.
Now of course, before you all start commenting-I KNOW. There are people out there who have NO intention of letting their guards down enough to ever agree with this. I 100% COMPLETELY and totally realize that this wouldn't be possible unless EVERY human being was on board. Will it happen? Probably not. But it just makes me sad to think of the time that some people waste on earth...shutting people out, judging...ANALYZING...measuring and blaming..when in reality, if they believe what I believe, one day we will all walk hand in hand, laughing, hugging... LOVING. PERFECT hearts and souls united. How unfortunate then, that the world has made some people so jaded...so stubborn...that it will most likely be a RE-uniting in heaven...instead of before then. Just seems a little pointless, doesn't it? Such a waste of time here on Earth...
I recently read a story in the newspaper about a young boy who was declared dead for several minutes before doctors were able to revive him. He told a story about how he was with his grandmother and his sister- a young girl in heaven. This astonished his parents and family members because he did indeed have a sister-only she was a miscarried pregnancy that he never knew of. Expert critics agreed that surely this must have been a slip-up and that he must have overheard his parents talking about it at one point or another...his parents go so far to even agree with that, because they are still convinced the boy did in fact, go to heaven. His father claims that the boy knew of BOTH his parents whereabouts during the time he was declared dead and that there would be no way to know that unless this were true... there were numerous other little signs here and there that really make believers out of even the most skeptical of people.... Where am I going with this?
I am SO. NOT. perfect...soooo far from it, actually...I'm just a girl iscovering the work in progress that I am...and I am LOVING life for the most part. I am so thankful for that. I'm very happy. But, I am also waiting and praying on others to make this same realization and to be blessed with the resolve decision making that it's not worth wasting earthly time over things that will be completely insignificant when the time comes. I am just grateful that I'm in a place in my life where I would welcome these people back with loving, open arms as opposed to the less-mature, less enlightened outlook I may have had a few years ago.
It's one thing to say "life is too short". That is SO true-and sooo much of the reason I choose happiness-every chance I GET. Practice what I preach in this regard? You bet. I've seen and heard about enough horrible things happening-that i try to live this way every day. But BEYOND this life...when I hope to 'pass on'-there won't be any room for the reasons that we may have chosen to alienate each other today, right? SO WHY BOTHER. Again-I'm not saying it's possible-in this life- for everyone to do this, although I so wish it was. It's just something I thought long and hard about and just had to share to 'put it out there' since you've always been respectful to me and I respect all of you,too. Maybe this will help someone...maybe some of you will think "yes, I have wondered that myself!"
I'm not a fighter. I used to be, kinda. I'm not sure that I can even tell you why, other than the fact that I have always let my feelings and/or my intellect challenge things...myself. Others. Instead of just being content w/ what I knew or how I felt, I always went after the 'what if's" or the "yeah, but's". Now, I'm just here for the ride. I still enjoy the 'mastering' of things, the challenging-but I'm mostly of the mindset now that we never really 'master" anything because we are NOT MEANT TO. Take stamping for instance. If I thought i was the master stamper...master colorist...master paper-putter-together...would I have anything left to learn? NO. And that, in time-in fact, in a very SHORT time, would make me BORING. outdated. washed up. In this same sense, I think that some people out there live their lives trying to 'master' people...whether it's for the sake of 'figuring them out', or 'analyzing their every move', or simply to feel 'smarter' than them... I'm not really sure why this is necessary. Again-let's just enjoy the ride. While I will never want to stop learning, or more importantly, IMPROVING, I think once we condition ourselves that we are not "masters' at anything, that's when real knowledge and wisdom find us. Truth finds us. Truth is so good.
I think FULFILLMENT is another huge factor in why we feel the need to "fight" for something. In fact, I know people who have gone their whole LIFE fighting for something, because at one point or another, they are sadly...desperately unfulfilled. Granted, there are some severe injustices in this world...things worth fighting FOR. But I know people who "fight" just because, for some reason, they aren't feeling fulfilled...whether it's physically...emotionally...financially...or even moreso, a feeling of entitlement. Who are WE to say who's entitled to what and who's not again? Oh, right. We are not. I know I'm not.
Speaking of fulfillment, this really struck a chord with me:
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. ~H. Jackson Browne
While I believe in this 100%, ultimately, as I've been saying in this post-I also believe that all roads lead to the same place in the end....so why not start NOW? Why not spread MORE. love. NOW. It's a challenging thought for an earthly being, but as I said-Christian or not, IF we believe in a heaven, an afterlife...how can we deny that perfect co-existence won't happen? Wouldn't it be SO, SO nice to start know and live in that comfort? Imagine the things that we could ALL put behind us.
Maybe by now, I sound like I'm rambling... I'm just hoping that my post helps one person today...and if not, that's ok too-I just think the world would look a lot better if we all un-curled the fists we put up at times....you never know...we might just find this:
Is there ANYTHING more important?...
love you guys...