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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Devin Mahoney (6)

"This I Believe"

  I believe. I believe in believing. I believe that within us all is the need to believe. I do believe what you may and you may not believe what they believe. But in our hearts, our minds and at our core we as beings need to believe. We need to have a magnetic pull towards a better tomorrow that is part of our very intricate fabric. I do not mean to state that we all must believe in something specific, something tangible or even something that can fully be explained or comprehended. I simply believe that what allows true beauty in this world, true moments of bliss and cosmic completion are founded on beliefs. Founded on what makes you unique and happy. Whatever it is that you believe, whatever it is that keeps you going, embrace it. Hold it close to  your heart and never let go. Let it carry you through the trials and hardships that this life so frequently lays at your feet. 
  I believe in happiness. I believe as Benjamin Franklin once proclaimed, "happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. My ability to find my happiness, to create my own beauty and joy is a necessity for survival. The world can only drag you down as far as you will let it. Every road, every step, every mile, every decision is a beautiful one. If you believe it will be. 

"Every street is an adventure and every road becomes a trip.
Every turn we take and every decision we don't make,
even the decision we don't make, will bring us into the secrets of their town.
Every corner we turn will lead us, every corner we turn will lead us down the labyrinths,
and every desire that we earn will guide us alive, living, loving & searching."
"Tannhauser/Derive" - The Refused.

  Many philosophers have spent their entire lives questioning and debating the way to be truly happy. The way to find the answers we as humans so desperately seek. Why are we here? What is this all about? I believe the answer is in the action. The belief that we can find these answers. The thought that we can be better and happier by exploring the workings of all we can conceive is in its self beautiful. It is a reason to be and to exist. The answer is not what we seek. It is what we have convinced ourselves is the reason, but it is the journey of life that is the answer. Why are we here? To live. To exist. To believe we can be anything we want to be, anything we need to be. We are here to be alone and to be together. To share in these cosmos as fibers intertwined in a cosmic tapestry ever unfolding.

According to existentialism, each man and each woman creates the essence (meaning) of their life; life is not determined by a supernatural god or an earthly authority, one is free. As such, one's ethical prime directives are action, freedom, and decision. There is a beauty in freedom as much as there is a fear. But even fear forces us to appreciate beauty and synchronicity. 

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  1. Poetic!

    (A professor once told me, when I was an undergrad, that I wrote in a style reminiscent of T.S. Eliot. Didn't know whether to take that as a compliment or an insult. You shouldn't be insulted.)