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Living a Purpose

“What is the purpose of living?”

I smiled at the question on a survey form, utterly bemused. It was as if the words were uttered by a teary-eyed adolescent, mortified and battered from the wounds inflicted by the orbiting world.

In the end, I merely wrote: To live the purpose.

Purpose? What purpose? Yes, I can hear you thinking.

Many of us- if not each and every living being infesting and digesting the essence of Mother Earth, have posed the questions above. Some are committed to annoying friends with them, with the tenacious desire to obtain an answer. Some others are more discreet, preferring to keep their doubts and suspicions to themselves while searching for an answer. In either case, it doesn’t matter much. If you don’t suscribe to the belief of reincarnation- you probably did not ask to be born. If you do- you probably chose your parents beforehand.

Notwithstanding the proposed notions, as we dish out such an inquiry, remember that we have always been living the aforementioned purpose of existence. Living the life.

 

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Guitar Heroes

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All guitar players- regardless of age and demographical factors, or the genre of music they create, share one defining similarity. When somebody informs you that he/she has picked up the guitar for a while, how do you determine if it is the truth? Besides borrowing Freud’s mastery or seeking the help of Professor X.

Like the dedicated violinists, the roughness of our fingertips becomes the common accessory we don over time. Don’t worry about courtesy. Ask, and we would be pleased to show you those callouses. They have the texture of a sandpaper, and the honor of being the evidence of our persistence. The absolute proof that a guitar player has triumphed against the initial challenge of enduring, and becoming immune to the thin metal strings that pierced mercilessly into the flesh.

Hence, the next time you look at your own wounds, laugh instead of sinking further into darkness. Besides serving as  indelible reminders, they tell you that you are still alive. Why? Because people don’t waste time drawing blood from a corpse.

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The Sunny-Side Up

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Often, had we been able to see past cloudy emotions and a conflagration of anger- may it be within ourselves or others, enlightenment could have been resting calmly on our doorsteps, like a package waiting to be discovered. Such patience and ability to contain or disperse exquisite feelings, I’m certain you know, would help a person refrain from getting entangled in a mesh of troubles that could arise following an internal erruption.

Besides, as all unravels, the meaning or reason behind every course of events, or even actions reveals itself before us in enhanced clarity. A betrayal by a trusted friend serves as a caution in future, while a closed up scar on the flesh becomes a constant reminder to watch our steps.

There are many- numerous people who resort to self-pity, finger-pointing or simply the comfort of a pitch-black abyss before it dawns upon them. Yet at times, history- personal or stories belonging to others, or advices from matured, experienced individuals signal to us, informing us that we can choose to cower in a dark corner for an eternity or turn around to confront ourselves- not others. With the amount of time we spend with our respective selves, it is far easier to find the key within our attitudes, personalities, attributes and/or other possible aspects than dissecting others in order to search for a certain blemished spot to blame.

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At an age so young, I do admit that I’m still in need of improvement and enlightenment. Notwithstanding this, I hope you agree it is never too early or too late to discover and make progress. Youthful creatures possess the energy and enthusiasm to do what it takes to live life to the fullest, whilst our elders have the right to make the best out of their remaining years- whether recognized by the majority or not.

Yours truly,

Jo

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