True Joy of Life

This is the true joy of life – the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown to the scrap-heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish clod of ailments and grievances.

George Bernard Shaw

As far as we now for certain, all of us have one unique life to live. There is no warranty our life will be fulfilling or satisfying. Early on we imagine fantastic scenes for our future selves to experience. Our days can either seem full empty based on our perceptions. We must use our being to the fullest measure possible. Do not waste vigor nursing grievances, rather try to make your essential being into a force of nature carrying you towards the future you imagine.

The capacity of the human imagination whirls and whizzes with dynamism. Wandering along as a beachcomber, I unleash my imagination and suppress rational thinking. Relentless nature sculpts the seascape day and night. This seaweed bundle resembled a mountain goat or woolly yak. Allowing my mind to wander is liberating. Unfettered by rationality my core being is harnessed instead to the mighty purpose of creation.

Nature wastes not. All matter is recycled into other forms. Our modern civilization has been lashed economically to a myriad of artificial ends, which cannot be recycled back into natural, organic forms. Instead our artificial cast-offs befoul the real world. Can we as a species reduce the scrap-heap of our so-called “refined” culture in order to rebuild our life affirming connections to nature. This reconnecting to nature is one of the true joys of life.

Today – this moment – lay down some of your perceived grievances and self-defeating ailments. Walk to the nearest window and recall some of those fantastic scenes from your youth. Remember the thrill of looking forward to those days when you would use the power of your being like a force of nature. Go out into the natural world and recover portions of your soul long dormant. Be well.

Published by cewheeler

Writer/Artist:12 years in China – univ. lecturer: writing,poetry,culture; editor – magazine/newspaper & actor. 40 years students of the Tao. Traveler. Father. Read my books at: amazon.com/author/wheelerce

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