“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”
― Søren Kierkegaard
When was the last time you felt moved sufficient to change your life?
Did that change inure or did it disappear as evanescent smoke through your grasping hands?
We’ve all been there.
First this, then that, and even those ‘ideas’ that seem rock solid never last.
It’s all a product of our mind. Not big mind (i.e. touched by God) but something much more vacuous. Actually, it’s not so much vacuous but instead it needs to have something new and or different to get its teeth into for fear ‘it’ won’t have a purpose.
We don’t need a reality check. No, we need great gobs of boredom. You know, the sort of work/life balance that prima facie looks mundane but in its plainness allows the interior odyssey necessary to connect with true self.
But it’s hard. It’s really hard because we’ve come to believe the quicker we can get something, the more successful we will be — get rich schemes though never prevail.
None of this will resonate without a primer. Why should it when everything and everyone around you has its face turned towards the material world? In my case, as I’ve said before, I needed a sudden shock to wake up and smell a different hue. From there, it all looked different, and there’s been no going back.
But what about you?
Do you have a faith beyond the credo of money? If not, then I’m wasting my time. Even if you have this niggling doubt that something’s missing in your life, you’ll look in all the wrong directions until perhaps one day you realise that the well-worn paths take you no closer to answering the ‘Who am I?’ question than before.