• Michael Dahdal

The Purpose of Life is Life

As the world shuts down, one must wonder

What is the purpose of life?

Is it merely to stay alive, or is it to live?

How much are you willing to give up in order to keep your heart beating and your lungs breathing.

What is there to live for, if everything is taken away?

If your spirit is crushed

All consumed by fear and hysteria.

Fear, is the great enemy

And it’s the fear of death more precisely that we’re all enslaved to.

But perhaps it’s not all the fear death; perhaps it’s also the fear of Life.

Let’s be clear, there is no life, without some element of risk.

Without courage,

Without personal responsibility

It’s easy to hide away in the shadows and slowly whither away, deluding yourself into safety.

Outsourcing your wellbeing to others

But it’s difficult to stand up and be counted

To exhibit the spirit of fearlessness in the eye of the storm

To put your self out into the public square to be shamed and ridiculed by the mob

To speak what’s in your heart

And put yourself in harms way to salvage some semblance of life

To believe in something greater than man made tribulations

And put your faith in something eternal

In the magic of creation and in the power of each individual to do it’s will.

This is not a cry out for recklessness

But rather for the preservation of truth and faith in times of hardship

For a return to the natural order inscribed by the Logos (in the Greek) and the Dao (in the Chinese)

Because this is forever embedded within you and this is what life is.

So heed it’s call.

It’s given you the gift of reason and an ability to rationalise the world in a way only humans can - so use it.

Don’t allow fear to take that away -

Don’t allow yourself to be ruled by uncertainty and your sense of insecurity

Don’t go looking for certainty either,

Because certainty is only found in those things that are eternal and forever enduring

Anything less will cripple you in more ways than you can ever imagine.

Surrendering the sovereignty of your soul to media hysteria

To government shut downs

And the will of man,

Dictated to you by the earthly, man-made powers that govern you

You are so much more than that.

The world is so much bigger than that

The universe is so much bigger than that

Creation is so much bigger than that

And even though you can certainly abandon it, it never abandons you.

So be human, always choose Life, even with all its challenges and pitfalls,

Anything less will always be a travesty.

#logos #dao #chooselife #covid19 #coronavirus

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