Sunday, April 10, 2005

Six & one half weeks after the funeral....

"From great suffering comes great wisdom" - the Buddha

I've had some time now to process all this thru my perceptions and my own filter now, wrestle with the meaning of it all....or at least what it means to me. Life is something that is actually very simple that we, as humans, tend to complicate and muck up. The only true meaning of anyone's existence-mine, yours, your grade school teacher's- is to learn to enjoy who you are and to learn to stop and enjoy each moment that finds you. Life is but a series of moments and the worst thing in life is to not know yourself and to enjoy your life. That's all that it's not money, not power or politics, not popularity or how much you have accomplished or even what you may believe. Do you enjoy being who you are? Do you know who you are? Do you know yourself? This is the one true question in life that you must find an answer for. The other truly important thing in life is learning. You should learn all that you can throughout your life, this helps to define who you are even better. I have my answer, I know who I am and I have found my center. I now know how to be true to me and this is the most important thing. I should hope that the world would be a better place if we all learned to answer that one question and learned to define ourselves on our own terms, not someome else's. Dont' ever let other people define you, what do they know? You are the only person who can define yourself. It's not an easy thing to explain, lot a lot of things in life, you have to know it when you are ready and I suppose, when you have gone through a good deal of life. That we should all know ourselves, that would be my great hope for the world, but at least I know me and that's enough. i can live with that.

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