Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Have We Been Misunderstanding Life All Along?






HOW ABOUT WE GO ON A LITTLE TOUR? I’M WARNING YOU, IT MIGHT BE DEPRESSING AND EVEN A LITTLE MORBID AT FIRST, BUT PLEASE STICK WITH ME TO THE END…THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT.




  What is life? In this society and generation we don’t seem to grasp or understand what life is. Go scan the news, pretty much every day we hear of horrid deaths, terrorist attacks, homicides. And life just…goes on. It becomes normal to hear about abortion, suicide, death, euthanasia. Maybe it even becomes subconsciously normal and in some cases, acceptable. And slowly, little by little, or slam after slam we start getting numb. Indifferent. Our hearts start getting calloused. One bruise than another and suddenly we find ourselves living in a shell. Think I’m exaggerating? Let’s back up.



 We are living in the age where depression and suicide is more rampant than ever. I wonder why? We are trying to fill that empty space in our hearts with MORE. MORE clothes, MORE books, MORE status symbols, MORE reasons to be liked, MORE friends. And it never ends, because that space in our hearts isn’t getting filled, it’s just getting…bigger. It’s starting to spiral out of control, and we’re wildly fighting to stuff that hole and it’s just getting bigger and bigger and bigger. Or maybe we embrace it…maybe we bare our chests and show off that hole. We find people with holes, just like us. And we start building communities and idolizing people with…holes. How…empty?
And sometimes and on an downward slide into sheer darkness some just CAN’T DEAL WITH IT ANY LONGER. So they end it. They end your life. How did that happen? Let’s back up even more




 Let’s face it, as much as we’d like to call ourselves independent, we do rely on other people every single day. It happen in two ways. One, in what others have created. Two, in others themselves.  And it affects us. How often have you heard yourself or someone else saying something like “If ‘he’ or ‘she’ wasn’t there then ‘blank’ would be ok.” Or “If ‘this’ was better than ‘blank’  would be ok.” Unfortunately it’s not that easy or magical. We can go on doing it practically forever. Something gets fixed and more problems surface and we find ourselves wondering what went wrong. Because no matter how much we want to believe that if we had divine power we would solve the problems, we couldn’t. So what can we do? 



As we head into the last section of this whole exhibition get ready to find all the answers and the whole point of this tour. Go back to the first paragraph and read the title…Are you back? That up there is the whole issue. For a second imagine you have absolutely no idea what the word “Life” means. Just try. So what is the meaning of Life??? Are you ready to be surprised? The meaning of Life is…God. After all…God is Life. He is the very thing that holds this whole world together. Let’s dig a little deeper…let’s get scientific, don’t let it turn you off this is going to be incredible!


 So what makes up life…molecules. What make up molecules? Atoms. And so on it goes. In Switzerland resides the world’s largest and in my opinion most marvelous machine…called the LHC. The Large Hadron Collidor which collides atomic and smaller particles to continuously break them and study the particles that make up everything around us. They have come down to the smallest particle of all the “Higgs Boson” which some also call “The God Particle”. This material cannot be seen! As soon as subjected to the human eye or any documentation it disappears. God is Life. And the whole secret lies in this passage, the whole meaning lies here!
 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.  (John 1:1-4)


 The true problem is our misconception of life. Life has two dimensions. Find a cross to look at.  One dimension points up and the other points sidewise. From above to below is God, the most important dimension and the sustenance of Life. From side to side exists the people around us, in fact every single person we come in contact with in any way. How would we start treating each other if we constantly, every single minute, made a conscious effort to look at the people around us and realized they were God’s creations! Life is sacred because in essence, God is Life. We are not bodies with souls, we are souls with bodies. This body is just a transport, a tool to help us accomplish our mission on this earth and the fight is to use the tool correctly. And we’re not perfect…that’s why Jesus died for us, that’s why He gave His life. His blood covers our problems and sins, our shortcomings. That’s the missing link.


What do you think about the God-Particle and Life? What does life mean to you in a nutshell? Share with me below, I always love to hear what you guy have to say!

Just keep it clean and remember to check back because I answer all my comments. :)

 In the beginning was the Word, 
and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 
He was with God in the beginning. 
Through him all things were made;
 without him nothing was made that has been made. 
 In him was life, 
and that life was the light of all mankind.  
 (John 1:1-4)



5 comments:

  1. Wow, I appreciated this post, Anna! You've put a lot of thought into it - and it was really fascinating to read. I especially like that last illustration of the two dimensions of life using the cross - our relationship to God, and our relationship to others. That's powerful! I guess Jesus summed it up so well by saying the greatest commandment is loving God with everything we have, and loving others as ourselves. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Jessica! It means a lot to me that you'd read this whole chunkful of an essay :)
      I can say my parents have done a good job educating me :) <3 This was sort of my year end essay. It was amazing digging deeper into this whole subject.

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  2. Hi Anna! I finally managed to check out your blog! I wrote a blog called Living With Tourettes, a while ago a nd you commented. I never got back to you, and I am so sorry. I now, am doing a blog called Gilmorewriter, and I would love for you to follow it. I am now following you, as well. I enjoyed reading your blogs, and look forward to reading more of you!

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  3. I just noticed how many times I said the word, "blog" in the last comment! Lol.

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    1. Cheryl, I remember that and no worries! :) I will absolutely follow you, you are such an inspiration. <3

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