IS SATISFACTION EVEN POSSIBLE?
You've always thought that everything before you is not enough. That you want so much more. That after doing daily tasks, daily chores, duties and what nots, at the end of the day, everything is so insufficient. Yep. We all had those thoughts. Well, we get to ponder if anything could ever suffice the never ending desires of ours.. CAN WE EVER REALLY BE SATISFIED?
Well, satisfaction in itself is one long journey. For instance, you thought that when you get to this point of your life, you will be satisfied. But when you get there, you'll desire even more. Pleasures are never enough. It's as if you go through a tunnel with gems, collecting a few in which you thought could suffice you, afterwhich, you'd end up desiring to collect more, thinking that there could might be bigger gems as you go through. One thing you should understand is that yeah, life may be a tunnel-- a dark and long one. But there are not only gems, there are golds. There are diamonds. More beautiful things that you get to miss out along the way because you are after the less important ones.
Let me share you some diamonds. Some thoughts that might be good enough to fill those never ending cravings of your heart.
First, you have to realize that your worth is not defined by how much you earn, nor by the car you drive, nor by the size of the house you live in, nor by the number of business you hold, nor by your lifestyle. The fact of the matter is your worth is measured by the person you are.
Second, Know that success is not measure by how much you earn but by how much you've learned. You've got scars? That's good. Remember and value the lessons you've gained from those scars. They are not a poison to you. They are your diamonds. As a man I know puts it, “if these hardships did not kill you, they serve as your strength.”
Third, think that your life is like a mason jar. Have you heard of the lesson of the mason jar?
It goes like this:
If I fill a pickle jar with golf balls until I could fit no more, is the jar full?
I get pebbles and fill the little spaces that the golf ball did not fill. Now, is the jar full?
Now, I get sand and fill all the tiniest spaces that the pebbles did not fill. Then, is the jar full?
Lastly. I get 2 cups of coffee and pour it on the jar. Now then, is the jar full?
Well, your life is simply like that. Your life is like the pickle jar. The golf balls are the most important things in your life-- God, family, health and friends. Even without the sand and the pebbles, your life will still be full. The pebbles are other things that you need-- your house, your car, your job. The sand is everything else. If you fill your jar will sand and pebbles first, you will not be able to put in golf balls anymore. So prioritize the most valuable things in your life. There will always be time to clean your house or finish your work. Spend more time with what's really important. The two cups of coffee represents love and happiness. These two can fill every little gaps that you might have with the golf balls, the pebbles and the sand.
Well, simply, most people feel unsatisfied because they get to fill their lives with lesser things than the important ones.
Lastly, realize that LIFE IS ALL VANITY. A CHASING AFTER THE WIND. This is one of the lines from the book I love, Ecclesiastes. When I say vanity, I mean that life is very short. And life itself is worthless without knowing one's purpose. You see, you don't really know how long you could live. You invest a lot of time, effort, money on everything that you think counts. Yet at the end of the day, when you die, you'll get to realize that there is nothing worth living for in life. That everything you did was worthless. It was a chasing after the wind. Look at this point. When something is created, you will never know the true purpose of it, unless you ask the creator. You may use it for something else, yet it wouldn't fulfill its true purpose-- and if that's the case, it is left worthless. You. Your life. How do you use it? Do you think you are living the purpose by which you are created for? If not, then you better ask your Creator. Then and there you could only find the true satisfaction :)