Sunday, June 7, 2020

A Truth Most Have, But Few Realize

These days in my life, I tend to tell people to simply, "Pray more, worry less." There are two reasons for this. One, life is more blissful when Divinity is part of it because the presence of the Gods drives away our fears and anxieties, making us realize that things are going to be fine, and second, people often don't understand how blessed they are. I think it's because they have grown to think that all the things they have are a matter of course. We get so used to our surroundings that we eventually see them as nothing special, as things that are just supposed to be there, like our homes, cars, money, family and general material possessions. It's like when we first hear our favorite song. It excites and motivates us, but after hearing it over and over again for years to come, we no longer have that first feeling. Nevertheless, the song is still the same as it's always been.

We never stop to think about how terribly wrong our assumptions of ownership are. People seem to have no realization that the Universe entitles them to nothing. We were born with no written guarantees from the Gods, not one. Therefore, everything we have, even down to the water we drink and the food we eat, is a gift. It doesn't have to be there. It can be taken away just as easily as it's given. Yet, we still have many, many good things in our lives. We aren't owed, and still we are granted and willed many fortunes. It's one reason I believe the Gods love us. They don't have to give us anything, but they do. They do not need our existence, yet we are one of the most successfully surviving and advancing species in the world's history. 

Wake up each day realizing that there is no reason to be depressed. Life has a lot to do with mentality and perspective. You will be as happy as you decide to be.

In the Goodness of the Gods,
Chris Aldridge.