Awaking from Dark Slumber
Fear is something that comes often in life. Usually, when a step is taken to the unknown. Those moments are scary and seem to change our lives the most.
I don’t know if I am going through one of those stages that I feel alone and yet to find a purpose worth living for. How many people have felt like this before? At this point I feel that everything that has been learned has to be questioned. Who am I?
This entire time, people telling me constantly, who I am supposed to be or what is expected.
-Get a career
-Be a Good person
These are good things, yet they are just enforced these days without clear meaning or a definition from the individual. No sense of a “self” is created.
For these three stated above are common. Every reason leads to a common good. But what is that “good”?
In my “good” the reasons are:
-To study because it will make me an educated person, so I can surpass the last generation in some form.
-Get a career, so I may not have to struggle with the need. And help the needy.
-Be a good person so others can respect me and live with peace.
These are my general answers in which I find myself struggling in. Because all of these find it to go to the end. All the means used to get to this end are taught to us. We have to question these ourselves. Because here it seems that happiness is the motive for everything.
-To study, will bring happiness because I will know things and be able to share with people knowledge.
-Get a career so we can provide our procreation and have a happy life.
-Be a good person because it will cause a joy to know you are respected.
This fear felt is “good”. Because everyone has their view on it. It causes growth if you let it.
By the Grace of God I am what I
am, and his grace to me was not
1 Corinthians 15:10
While taught many of these expectations, I am trying to find that meaning. I am awaking from slumber. Not letting everything pass by anymore. We all have great potential in life and we cannot let everyone express themselves for our “self”.
What do you think? Do you let your friends influence everything you do? Your parents? Even society in general?
Will you start to let yourself think and find a meaning for life? I am trying to encourage you to choose to think. Because what good would it be to be told what is the “good”? We have to strive to find it.