Relentlessly,I have mulled over the reason for my existence, the mundane routine by which i lead my life gives an unsettling feeling of discontentment. I feel like a mannequin living the details of my selfishness. Moreso, the gluttony motivation by which most lives are driven veers them from a greater path of living to a lesser path of existing,neglecting the innate purpose of being our brother’s keeper.
While the experiences which comes with the phases of growth, progress and achievements in life could be exciting and rewarding,giving a temporary feel of fulfilment,it still isn’t the raison d’ etre and never gives absolute satisfaction. This is because, man by nature is on an insatiable quest for accomplishments,always wanting more and more and more in an endless journey of personal gain inevitably stopped by the sting of death.
The essence of a well led life, must border on the depth of its ability to exert influence not just on itself but also an extended audience within the sphere of its contact. That after all is the golden rule encapsulated in the four-letter treasure residing, mostly dormant, in the hearts of all men- LOVE.
Love is not a feeling imposed by emotions but a decisive act imposed by will. It is verbalized by a self-giving action which will not stop to inquire whether or not others are deserving of our love but will go the extra miles: giving freely more than is required, never relenting, forgiving and forgetting quickly, stretching beyond the limits and expectations of people, helping them be who they want to be and giving their lives a meaning. For It is in loving that we know ourselves,it’s in knowing ourselves that we begin to live, and in living our lives truly count. For at the end of life, our questions are pretty simple; Did I live fully? Did I love well?
1. The best way to live is to love without a reason.
2. You can’t make someone love you but you can’t allow their refusal to love you stop you from loving them.
3. People are unreasonable, illogical and self centered…,love them anyway!
4. The best portion of a good man’s life are his little,nameless,unremembered acts of kindness and love.
Compiled by Tobore Osanebi