I build myself up
And fly around in circles
Waitin' as my heart drops
And my back begins to tingle
Finally, could this be it ...
Should I give up
Or should I just keep chasin' pavements
Even if it leads nowhere
Or would it be a waste
Even if I knew my place should I leave it there
Should I give up
Or should I just keep on chasin' pavements
Should I just keep on chasin' pavements
~ Adele ~ Chasing Pavements ~
Ever have those moments where an overwhelming feeling of purposelessness takes over? Ever stop to think about the meaninglessness of life? I mean what significance does our life really have?
We try to give our lives significance ... we find something to occupy our efforts ... we even find a cause to belong to and be a part of. A chasing after the ever eluding fix it seems.
Think about your daily routine ... you get up, work, accumulate stuff, take care of your stuff, tend to your family and go to sleep ... and repeat. Do you find yourself asking is this all there is to life?
Recently I read that life is just a puff of smoke, a chasing after the wind. A never ending, unsatisfiable pursuit. How depressing ... and maybe a viewpoint to protect yourself from crushing disappointments. After all, if you don’t expect the best, you won’t be crushed when the best never happens.
“Better one handful with tranquility than
two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind ... “
I think it is about getting some perspective on what it is we are seeking and what drives us to be discontented. The desire for so much materialism can rob us of our peace. We get caught up, consumed and lack patience. We lose purpose and meaning.
The essential question is “what matters most to you?” ...
the expression in the living of life, not in a set of words about the living of life ...
So unless you are one those rare people who are born with a clear purpose or directly guided by the Divine telling you what you are to do, you don’t have to wait around for an external source to make up your mind. You can, whenever you wish, get up your courage, breath, take a great leap of faith and choose your own purpose. Because as we proceed through this thing called life, we begin to understand that the meaning of life is to give our life a meaning.