Philosophical Journey (Part 2)

Life is a phenomenon that no one, in particular, can ever pin down. We are always constantly trying to find reasons for the actions of others; or trying to decipher why people do certain things. We may even question why we must live within the confines of society. For all the “good” community does for us, it certainly has its adverse effects as well.

Like anything else in life, society has two sides. One side, which is the side in which we constantly live, is the very same one in which we live out our days in acknowledgment of what’s going on around us. This is the “seen” world, the obvious and most straightforward option to live within. There are many cons to this type of viewpoint. The most obvious is that people tend to “normalize” everything they see after a while. They begin to grow hateful and vengeful towards perceived “others.”

Thus, they invariably create an atmosphere and environment around themselves that harbors pure distrust and skepticism about anyone they see as a threat to their viewpoint. No light ever seeps out of these types of people’s reach.

The other option is the spiritual world, the emotional world, and the world unseen. This is the world in which we hurt, love, feel, and endure through. This is the world in which everyone is genuinely who they say they are. This is the world of logic and common sense. We must realize that this side of life is likely the most vital aspect of thriving for all human beings. After all, the physical world is just a manifestation of temporary experiences and wounds.

We must share our life with those who accept the light of truth. But, in that same token, those who traverse amongst the path of the philosopher must be understanding. Those who chose the life of such harsh realities must find sympathy for those who walk the dark path, of the deceived and powerless.

Because true power rests within our bonds to each other.

We are all stronger together, as a group, as a cohesive unit of human beings. But, of course, it won’t all go according to plan. There will be valleys and mountains to traverse over. Yet, keep this in mind: no singular person is worse off for being in an honest relationship with loved ones. Whether it be through marriage, through friendship, or through any other form of mutual companionship, a sense of respect and love is what builds the greatness of our human legacy.

Remember, the importance of life lies not in a singular person but in the depths and diversities of a group. Imagine the potential lying in wait, slumbering as we go about our daily existence. The lives around you are your key to making a better future for not only yourself but also those very strangers as well.

You are just one single person amidst a cosmos of human beings.

Life will present to you many different roads, many temptations, and various outcomes. But you must never lose sight of the actual path in front of you. We all have our own different purposes here on Earth, but if you lose your wayward for too long of a time, you could very well be looking back at your life with regret. Filled with remorse for not doing the one thing you know you were always meant to do.

Justifying choosing one of the many options you have in front of you in your current life will undoubtedly lead you down a path that is not truly yours. But, first, you must remember why you exist, what your dreams are. Dreams, of course, may change over time.

However, it is within lifelong plans, akin to unbreakable oaths, which we find the most enlightenment. These types of plans rest deeply within the back of your mind and in the depths of your soul.

No matter what happens in reality, don’t let that affect your judgment or perception of the truth of our world. Be steadfast in your personal convictions, especially to make even a tiny change in the world. Be grateful for everything you have, and realize you can utilize the resources around you to create a life worth remembering when all of this is said and done.

Forever in Your Debt,

Leon R.M. Auguste

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