Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Why Two

The question was: Why go on?

Many thought provoking comments in response, some off the record. Thank you.

Of course, there really is no answer for this question, each person is entitled to their belief as to the reason for living, but I find that typically we tend to think we are here for another’s well being- that somehow life is more about those surrounding us, which is fine too.

My point was to evoke the thought and emotion that you alone are worth the candle, without anyone else in the equation.

Put yourself first by glimpsing your precious being, without purpose-and then, with your being possibly made more whole, see that each person is the same…and has purpose.

Each person is the same as you.

Can we realize (and this is a stretch for me and I would guess many others) there are millions and millions of people who have no one.

No one to love them, to tell them they are loved. No one to comfort them when they are in pain. No one holding them in their thoughts and prayers.

If each of us would "adopt" one person who has no one else- who would be left alone?

Why go on when you have only yourself… and yet, who other than yourself can you lay claim to?

Are we each…truly alone?

In the end we go on because there is a conscious choice to do so. Suicide is always an option and available at any moment. The conscious choice to go on takes on a myriad of reasons why.

The old saying of Friedrich Nietzsche goes, “He who has a why can endure any how.”

When we have our “why,” should the questions then be: "How go on?”


Blogger Trev Diesel said...

Great stuff Tommy. Sorry I have been out of the conversation. I have enjoyed reading up and think you've brought up some wonderful thoughts through these posts. And your site here is a way you have "adopted" us all into your love. Peace!

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