Equanimity

Light the darkness.

As a Christian, I have read many passages from the bible. One in particular always sticks out in my mind; the same one I find very difficult to follow, Matthew 6:34…

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

This bible passage talks about not worrying about things outside of our control. Worrying about the future robs us of the beauty of the present. I find it helpful in my life to prepare but if your life is all about preparation, you will miss living the life you are preparing for.

Earlier in Matthew, Matthew 6:25, the bible asks the question about life. “Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?” This, to me, relates to the twitter quote:

I believe that to truly enjoy life, we must all have faith (hope) and be outwardly compassionate thinkers. The world does not revolve around us individually. We need to think about the larger things in life because life is more than our next meal and the latest fashion. Worrying about work tomorrow means a person is probably worrying about money and how to keep it coming. There are people suffering each day with no food to eat, place to stay nor clothes to wear and our greatest concerns should not be of ourselves and how to gain more material possessions. We need to have faith in each other’s integrity and become more compassionate towards each and every person we meet. In complete honesty, we worry about all the wrong things; Latest trends, newest vehicles, biggest house, best schools, etc. The focus needs to be moved towards asking questions like: how can I help improve the transit system so that everyone gets around? Can I make this building more handicapped accessible? How can I eradicate homelessness? How do we better educate all children so that they grow up to be great contributors to society? Without searching for a higher community awareness, we are allowing our stars to die every second of the day unnoticed while we go through life with the darkness enclosing around us. We can light the sky if we would only turn our focus from hedonism to love for one another.

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