Here am I, with today’s topic : Life.
As kids we tend to perceive life as this beautiful world that is waiting to be discovered. As kids, we perceived our lives to be an endless journey of happiness because we were shielded by those who love us in their attempt to create a so-called perfect path through life and to guard us from the troubles they have been through. But it isn’t until we pass our haunting teenage years and get through to adulthood that we come to realize that this world isn’t waiting to be discovered. Life wants you to discover yourself.
And the thing is, you simply can’t be in safe hands forever. Life is a journey with ups, downs and brief rests in between. You can wake up one day being so overflowed with joy, only to have it end in great despair, and vice versa. That is life. It is ugly, even with make up on.
People try to enhance the cycle of life with catch phrases like “YOLO” (You Only Live Once), which I think is an excuse to pretend like you’re bucking the system, when really, you’re just a follower of terrible verbal trends. Back to the topic, at the end of the day when the make up is removed, the truth is all that remains. You will be lying on your bed at night with the same existential questions: “What is this life?” “Who am I?” “What am I doing?” “What is my purpose?”
Leaving those kind of questions unanswered can cause some inner disruption later in life. It’s why the people who have found these answers tend to be happy and appreciative regardless of the day or situation that they are in. Meanwhile, those who called off the search for their true being are often bitter, they always have something to complain about and are never quite satisfied with their lives.
Of course, self-discovery is not a onetime thing. It’s an ongoing, evolving process that is supposed to develop you into a better, mature individual. In life everyone gets a wakeup call, the only difference is that some people answer that call, and others simply choose to ignore it and let it ring.
The minute you think you figured everything out and you’re filled with enormous pride, life will give a small giggle, dig a big hole and give you a nice little push to rock bottom. But that’s not where it ends. You think that you reached the lowest point in life and you struggle to get back up. As you try to find a quick shortcut to the top, you find yourself in a quicksand and the more you struggle the deeper you sink in. As you ask others for help, you will find yourself even more alone than ever before. And that’s exactly the point where life wants you to be. It wants you to be alone, to feel weak and miserable.
It is what life does, so that you can learn: only you can help yourself. It is your strength, and not someone else’s which can allow you to stand up and bring you where you need to be. The lowest point in your life is what gives you perspective on who you really are no matter how dark everything else may be.
To sum it all up: Life is an awakening journey and is meant to be seen for what it truly is – without any make up on. As natural as it gets. Because only then you will see how beautiful life really is.