The last few days have been all about having fun. Learning to smile and laugh is learning how to enjoy life even at it’s lowest. These are a few of the steps in learning how to be at peace in life. But just like anything else in life, some things you have to work for.
Today, I’d like to talk about a step that takes a little work and even something thinking. The whole focus of today is going to be the question, “Why are we here?” This is what day four is all about. Understanding the truth of who we are.
I want you to think back to day one of the blog. The day you told yourself that you were ready to commit to a year of living in peace. Now, ask yourself why? Why did you chose to live a year on the path of peace?
Was it because you felt chaos over taking? Or did you feel that something was missing from your life? Maybe you are ready to move into a new place in your life. Or maybe your like me, and your ready to learn how to take what you have and make it better. Maybe you know that as humans, we are here to learn how to live a good life.
A few days ago, while browsing on http://pinterest.com/, I came along a photo of a little boy walking a dog. The caption under it said, “A Dog’s Purpose? (from a 6-year old).” Curious, I clicked on the photo which lead me to another wordpress blog.
As I read, it talked about how the dog had to be put down and the family thought aloud about death. The little boy of the family said something after while that shocked the family. Not because it was bad or anything but because it was deep. He said,
“People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The Six-year-old continued,
”Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”
This got me thinking, a lot. My first thought was “Why are we here?” No sooner later did I agree with what the six year old boy had said. Our job here on earth is to be happy. That is why we live.
We don’t live for money, fame, work, or any other physical thing.
We live for happiness. We were made for joy. We are joy.
Dog’s learn this quickly. The learn to play fetch, wag their tails, welcome owner’s home with wet kisses, and are always at their side willingly.
But oddly enough, it takes humans, longer to learn this. Honestly, I just learned this early this week. The next question is, “Why does it take us so long to learn this?”
We are taught from a very young age that the only things that matter are the physical things in life. Money, people, cars, clothes, or houses is what we are taught to be important in life. So we make ourselves miserable trying to archive them thinking that in the end, it will bring us happiness. But in the end, we are left to feel empty inside.
We forget that the real things in life are the things that are not physical. Things such as love and joy. We miss out on watching a flower grow or seeing the sun set because we work 24/7 for the physical things.
Remember, we were made for loving and for joy. Take time out of your day to start living what we are here for. Enjoy life. Don’t let things past you by.
We are here to learn how to live a good life. A good life starts by being able to be happy, enjoy the little things, and remember to be in a state of peace.
So today, I want you think about all the moments you felt super happy. Think about the moments when you felt peace. Think about the moments when life was good.
The ask, “What was I doing that made that moment so great?” Once you figure it out, try to do that thing more often.
I have put the link to the blog that I found early this week if you like to read the whole story. It’s a great story and maybe it will get you thinking as much as it made me think.
Have a blessed day.