All Good Things
Updated: Jan 3
All good things must come to an end.
Let’s expand on that a little - all things must come to an end, period.
It’s that nature of the world, impermanence.
Yet we approach life as though we’re going to live forever.
As if things will last forever, deluding ourselves into thinking that tomorrow is somehow guaranteed.
There’s something liberating in understanding that things, all things, must somehow, some way, some day, come to an end.
But with every ending is a new beginning
With each absence, is left a vacuum, empty space, potential.
Every ending is a micro-death, an opportunity for rebirth and resurrection.
To be transformed, transfigured, a step closer to fulfilment.
It’s difficult to embrace living, if you’re plagued by the fear of dying.
Only by embracing the inevitability of death, can you begin to truly embrace life.
Endings weigh heavy on the heart
But only by embracing the sorrow, can you even begin to appreciate the joy.
You can try and hold on to forever, but the fact of the matter is, it’s not up to you.
What is up to you is what you choose to do now.
How you spend your time, knowing that it’s finite.
Accepting that today is a gift.
That the very fact that you’re here on this earth is a miracle –
So the point is to make it count.
To make the most of the talents you’ve been given.
To make the most of the opportunities you’ve been afforded.
If that doesn’t provide you with enough purpose in life, I’m not sure what will.