Just some random thoughts for the evening. There are moments when I look at my past with an equal amount of fondness and pain. I think for most of us youth seemed largely like some rich resource that would never run out. Now that we’re older it seems we live to prevent memory and meaning ebbing from us more than it can. We can’t stop the first nor the second from occurring. We are burned out. When we stop doing heroic things, when we stop trying to make a difference in this world, our life seems populated with conflicts and paradoxes. It is only when we are so committed to something, particularly noble things, is when our confusion disappears because we are exploring the driving force behind our feelings by turning essence into action.
Surety lets doubt recede into the past while our answers approach us like a brightly lit fire. What should our purpose be? It seems that we travel mazily most times. It is true, that we are born to live and die. If we’re going to succeed at whatever we do to have purpose we’ve got to learn from the past, but be forward looking. Success occurs when we bridge the gap of those two worlds of past and future by existentially living in the now through action.
Action requires doing things and not solely thinking about things or feeling things all the time. I think it’s like looking at the town we left behind us while making our way fearlessly into the town on the horizon. The action is in recognizing the small blossom of fire that shoots up from the dark ahead upon a hill and utilizing its energy until it goes out, and then we proceed to the next fire. Although one goal is to preserve the energy and utilize it another goal is to enjoy the action. For some who are not satisfied with what they have there is a need to find something more meaningful and also discover if what they believe is achievable. What is your quest for fire?
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