Thursday, February 10, 2011

Life is a puzzle

As I was driving by the church, I noticed the sign inviting people to attend the worship. The sign said, "Life is a puzzle, find the answer here", which to me is wrong. If life is a puzzle then you find the answer from within, not by looking outside of one's self.  Most of what we see, do, feel, comes from within and is a result of listening to our inner voice. That inner voice is very powerful in determining how we view life. I love the quote from Vincent Van Gogh so please lend me your mind, thoughts and ears (:-).  "If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."  

The puzzle of life is easier to understand if we silence the negative inner voices, or if we understand why we listen to the negative voices that try to drown us. Some of you believe that we are here for a purpose, others believe that the universe or some other outside force is directing your life. I believe that we are not here for a purpose, nor is there any outside force directing or helping us in our life. We are here, we exist and we interact with others and in our interactions we have influence. Our influence may be small, or large and we will be remembered, not for our work but for our interactions with others. When you go to a funeral, people don't talk about the work the person did, they talk about the influence the person who died had at work, his/her interactions with his colleagues, his/her interactions with family members and close friends. 

Life is precious,  and we have a strong will to live, I believe we should be living in the positive not the negative. So what is stopping you from picking up your brush, whatever your brush is and get your brush ready and enjoy your painting!

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