All tagged faith

I feel that I am just beginning this transition into the “second half” of life earlier than I expected. Yet, in finding that I have shed much of my identity that I developed in the “first half”, I’ve gone from the crisis phase to an embracing phase which is much more comforting.

Most are comfortable in the religion of their youth or their spiritual beginning and never consider or examine their own beliefs and look outside of that to see if what they actually believe is true. It doesn’t matter if you are intelligent or “unintelligent”, most people are satisfied with never growing or maturing in their faith. Most are never curious about their beliefs. Most are never open to other ways of viewing religion.

You didn’t ask for these things to happen and, hell, you probably fought the windmill called “free will” to determine that your life would not face these obstacles.

And you fight, and fight, and fight some more: hellbound and blastedly determined that you will control your destiny/fate/future... and yet the struggle still happens. The death still occurs. The loss is still palatable.

Yes, another year has rolled into the annuals of history and a new one has arrived after much anticipation. 

We always look forward to a new year because we see it as a new opportunity to make wrong, right. To make suffering, victory. To make resentment and bitterness, freedom and blissfulness. 

Basically, a new year means change can happen. It’s the hope that things don’t have to stay the way they are but that things can get better. A new year means new opportunities, new movements, new moments.