Friday, March 06, 2009

Life is but a dream

“...Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.”

I had trouble sleeping again tonight. The new drug is causing too much discomforts to my system, causing me to stay awake throughout the night. Well, the funny fella up there is playing tricks with me again !!!! Instead of challenging the Almighty to bring sleep into my realm, I might as well do something productive to pen down my thoughts and ranting of the day.

Come to think of it, we had been pre-conditioned to treat life as everything but a dream. In dreams, we may have nightmares and pleasant manifestations, but eventually we wake up to reality. But in real life, by the time we wake up or enlightened, we are probably six feet under. Sometimes, how I wish life is a dream where I don't have to wake up. Life in itself is journey of uncertainties and surprises. Exactly, what is our purpose of life ? I was told, the purpose of life is to live life with a purpose ! What a infinite recursive looping of thoughts trying to seek something out of nothingness. Is life like the water in the stream where once it flown by you, it will never come back again ? With our bare palm, how do we grasp the flowing water, squander the seconds, and turn the brief moment of ecstasy into eternity ? The above nursery rhyme reminds me to treat life as it is, like a boat going down the stream, I will need to go with the flow, and live life gently and merrily along the so called journey to the beautiful garden of the Almighty. But whatever it is, it is about time I start investing in the Kingdom of the Almighty. I shall do my level best to plant a good deed daily in this weary world of spirituality and materialism.

Looking back in this humanistic journey, at a young age with an empty minds, we are educated where our mind our filled with elusive knowledges. The problem is, we may be educated, but not learned. Most of us end up, either as open minded or narrow minded. Would we be able to align our consciousness with the truth ? I doubt, in this life time, I can comprehend and grasp the truth of being. We live life aimlessly trying to fill material possessions, pleasures, and spirituality within the space of time between birth and death. Would we be able to find our true purpose in this sea of desires for possessions, pleasures, and spirituality ?

Is the reality I live in a creation of the Almighty, or is it my unconscious doings ? Do I understand the reality I live in ? How do we not let our ignorant of the reality control the brevity of our destiny ? While living today, most of us are pre-occupied with the worries for tomorrow. Is this our purpose in life ? Should we seek solace in “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. “ (Matthew, 6:34)

The future belongs to the domain of the uncertain. Do I have control over this domain ? If I do not have control over the future uncertainties, then why should I preoccupied myself with this unproductive mental stupidities ? As for me, tonight, and as usual, I decided that my purpose of life is to be HAPPY. With or without cancer, my happiness depends on my thinking, my perception, and the state of my mind over my environment and habitat. So, by hook or by crook, I shall live the present placidly, keep an open mind, stay positive, and seek to embrace the joyful energies surrounding me.

"Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?" (Matthew 6:27) Well, That's life !

1 comment:

KS Cheah said...

Hang in there bro'...