What Is It All For?

Dear Self,

You need to be more conscientious about the things that occupy your mind, and draw upon your energies within.

Yes life the last few years have been hard.  You have lost a great deal, and endured a hurricane of changes, but you can not give up.

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. ~Rene Descartes

You need to find vision within yourself once more.  A path, and direction, that will lead you to inspiration, motivation, and purpose.  You need to be able to look back at the work you have created and be able to say “I did that! I made that, and it was/is mine.”

Yes, I know you had that once, and the work you did, and the people you helped was incredible.  However, all things, both good and bad, must eventually come to an end.

All things deteriorate in time. ~Virgil

Now it is up to you to find a new vision and purpose in life.  Something you can build that will endure.

I know for a fact you have had enough of distractions, temptations, excuses, and failures. There is potential within you to achieve great things.  Worthy things.

So go out and find something to give yourself over to, and give it your all.

One way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life, and dedicate ourselves to that. ~Joseph Campbell

Quotes I’m Pondering

Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing to do. But to hold it together when everyone else expects you to fall apart and break, that is true strength.


Humanities Extinction

It has been awhile since Hollywood has come out with a really good “end of the world” type movie.  Come to think of it, the last ones I can remember came out when I was still in high school.  Movies like Armageddon, The Day After Tomorrow, and Independence Day come to mind.

I would venture a guess that most human beings don’t think about the end of the world. Like death, I think we all know it will happen someday, but choose not to think about it. A problem for future generations to deal with.

The end may be sooner then you think, and worse it doesn’t look like the end of humanity will come by asteroid, alien invasion, or deadly storm.  The end, it seems, will come at the hands of humanity itself.

6975466-end-of-the-worldIn a recent interview Stephen Hawking theorizes that 1,000 years may be all humanity has left.  He warns that with advances in science & technology bring with it “new ways that things can go wrong.”

I am inclined to believe Hawking, but maybe for different reasons.  Humanity is becoming increasingly distracted to the realities of what is going on around them.  Social media, TV, and cell phones have lowered our attention spans significantly.  Obesity is at an all time high, and our schools and educational systems are eliminating the very things that make life worth living such as music, art, photography, theater, and more.

If humanity was to be wiped out tomorrow how would we want our species to be remembered?  If we only have 1,000 years left we should focus on more important things besides how many Facebook friends we have, or how many “likes” we got on our last Instagram photo.

Life is to be lived, felt, believed, and remembered.  If humanity only has 1,000 years left I hope we make those years ones of great significance and importance.  And I truly hope, before the end, that we can put our differences behind us, and come together as one species united.

Quotes I’m Pondering

The state of mind which enables a man to do work of this kind is akin to that of a religious worshipper or lover.  The daily effort comes from no deliberate intention or program, but straight from the heart.


Sometimes it’s a little better to travel than to arrive.