Life will teach us many things if we remain open to the possibilities, improbabilities, corrections, detours, and even sufferings. The beauty, the mundane, and the mystery. Welcome sadness and happiness, the highs and the lows, the compliments and criticisms, the sentiments and judgments, the love and hate, the affection and rejection, the success and failures; the irony of life itself. The people who will come and the people you need to let go. Be open to the irresistible pain and to the unequivocal joys and meanings. Life is whimsical, remain open to what life throws and practice detachment from the world, express and never suppress, love and serve passionately, and enjoy life at its best. Again, don't fixate; practice detachments to the things that won't last, things you won't bring when you are six feet below the ground. Shut the noise around, and discover the intricate pattern of life- the maze, your voice, your story, and your purpose. And most importantly listen to the One who lives in you because every one of us will give account to our lives.
Lately, I've been learning how to simplify things, indeed it's easier to complicate things than to simplify. With the advent of technology, and different social media platforms with too much information around; we're overstimulated thus many of us get weary and disheartened easily. Imagine you are absorbing daily opinions, beliefs, lifestyles, and values of different people- the world. Yes, we need to learn from one another, and the different perspectives of others so they would serve as a guide in our path hence we have different paths and different stories to tell. Just choose a few that would nourish your soul, mind, and heart, and would guide you in whatever season you're in. And I realized I am more content and at peace not knowing the trends around me and just focusing on what I do have, the problems that I need to solve, the people around me, my purpose, and my present moment.
We have this term right now, "fear of missing out" on the updates, the trends, the current beliefs, the new fashion- and later on you will find yourself getting tired of chasing these things. Yes, we need to get along with the digital world, and new ways of living without forgetting our values and beliefs. I've been falling in love again with the Word like discovering new things, asking, and imploring new ideas from this amazing book. Like it was written thousand years ago but God deals with us differently and personally through His Word, and it is more than enough to guide us in this changing world. It's the foundation, God's Word is powerful, and it can transform lives, break false beliefs, and nourish our souls.
This simple verse says a lot, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." - Matthew 7:7