This person wasn't close to me. I did go to school with her. She was 30 years old with two beautiful kids, and a hard worker. A good person. Unfortunately her life was taken away. I'm not going into details because it doesn't serve a purpose for this blog post. She happened to be one of the first people that regularly followed my content on the Purpessence podcast. She followed quite a bit, and in return, I did check her Facebook every once in a while to see what she's been up to. What I saw was someone rebuilding their life and finding their way. And I was seeing good progress. This really makes me proud that someone can have the choice to turn their life around for the better. And if my content played even a fraction of a percent towards that, it really humbles me.
We all have a timeline. We can trace back from now to as far back as we can remember, and even pictures of us before our memories. We can see exactly how we got to where we are now. So it really is no surprise to ourselves that we feel and think this way at this exact moment. The timeline to the future is unwritten. You are the author. Ask yourself, "What do I want in the next chapter of my life?". Chapters tend to correlate with each other and come up with a final conclusion. Every hero in a story has an "all is lost" moment. It's when the hero loses everything they desire the most. He loses the girl. He can't defeat the bad guy. Or she loses the guy she loves. She messes up her big opportunity and gets fired from her dream job as a news reporter. This happens with every story. Your life is a story. Bad things in life happen. It's a fact. A fact of life. But why do they happen? Well, if they never happened, did life even happen? Or did you only exist? To know what happiness is, you have to know what sadness is. How can you know what love is, if you never had your heart break? How can you know what funny is, when you've never cried long into the night? How can you know what death is, if you don't know the beauty and value of what life brings into this world?
If you go backwards in your timeline, you become a teenager, kid, toddler, baby, to a fetus, to nothingness. Every moment you can at least find something of value in your life if you really try. Nothingness has value to. I believe nothingness, is actually the exact opposite of what you might think. It is the everything. The space between words. The calm in the wind. The peace between the thoughts. The bliss, zen, the flow of life. So really, nothingness is the foundation of life. Without nothingness, there would be no meaning to words, pictures, dancing, music, child birth, and all the highlights of your life. When you die, you rejoin this field where you were before you became life. Your flesh body dies, but your nothingness, your flow that exists in all life forms and in between life will still be. So without the tragedy of death, we wouldn't have the comedy of life. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. I wake up everyday because I value the flow of life. Where is your flow taking you?