Realizations of Mortality
"Unfortunately, a super abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential of nightmares."
- Sir Peter Vstinov
The human being has an innately drive to dream. Not in the sleeping process purpose, but in the force to make endless possibilities for living.
When a person creates a dream in their mind and heart, there is a chain reaction to pursue happiness. Possibility is our best ally when it comes to picture ourselves doing what we want to do. We visualize an alternate universe where those dreams bring satisfaction and wholeness. Is in this universe that anything is possible. What many, or most people don't consider is the fact that not all dreams are attainable, without paying a price.
This unshakable truth tends to deter people from pursuing those dreams in the first place or as soon things get tough.To have a dream in the first place, is the equivalent to have a purpose in life. So hold on to it.
When we dare to give way to work for those dreams, we accept the obstacles that may come with it. To visualize, to create and bring to reality the things that could change our lives.
" Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all."
Hope is a silent petition that the heart makes, when we want something that seems unattainable. Is expressed as an independent agent to events, that human beings feel that are out of their control. We always say, we hope our dreams come true.
Or at least, hope that things go our way. Keeping those dreams for ourselves, hoping, that we have a chance to make them come true. Just like faith it keeps the loose pieces together. Even those that claim to have no hope, the thought of it, assaults them in a heart beat. Hope sneaks up behind you when you need it the most.
" Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
- Lao Tzu
It seems that this is the ultimate reason to live, love. Since men develop language, love has featured in almost every attempt to explain the very essence of life. The fact that we ponder the relationship between attachment and loss rips at our core since infancy.
Is a craving, ingrained in our subconscious minds. To love beyond our human limitations is the very essence of transcendence. The construct of love can be defined by our need to be complete, by merging to another person. It can be, the ultimate way to love ourselves using the mirror that lays in the eyes of our loved ones.
The rapture, the illumination that envelop us when is easier to live, when we know, that another human being cares about us. Transform a meaningless life into a journey to self discovery. When the mundane turns into a carnival of new sensations and the freedom to peek into what we can become.
Denial and isolation
We Loose, We Mourn
Loss, by it's very definition, is a rehearsal of death. Symbolic death, as I call it, is a human process that everyone goes trough. The loss of loved ones, the loss of time, possessions, perceptions of life, even the deaths and rebirths of ourselves when we adjust to our new stages in life; leave a permanent imprint in our soul.
We are genetically wired to at least try to go through the stages of grief. Which is the very essence of symbolic death. Every one glides from stage to stage in very different ways and in it's own time. We linger in some, we fly over others but we need to make sense of our new reality. We loose, we mourn, we let go.
We Accept Our Own Mortality
If you're lucky, sooner better than later will come to the realization that nothing is permanent. Everything changes over time. We evolve or devolve. Nothing is constant , but there is one thing certain, death. We all die. We do it everyday slowly or abruptly, is inevitable.
Most people are afraid of the concept of death. afraid to see people die, to die themselves; to deal with the emotional implications of accept this concept. There is an awareness of how finite our life is. But we push it back so not to deal with the emotions and fears.
As we age the realization of mortality comes to surface not only as fear, but also as regret.
" To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable."
- Erich Fromm
If we could make an aware effort to enhance your life experience with a broader sense of freedom, fear will have no hold on us. Once we accept the sacredness of a single emotion, we can bring forth the peace that is craved within each of us.
We are infinite, we are divine but is our mortality that makes us human.
" Out of suffering have emerged the strongest of souls. The most massive characters are seared with scars."
© 2014 Anan Celeste