Every so often I find myself thinking through over the actual purpose of life. I have written about it before under WHAT’S YOUR PURPOSE. I somewhat found an assurance at the end of that post that I will write again something relative on what actual purpose in life amounts to.
It’s about a month since year 2010 started and most of what I know many of us put on the table has already gone through the window. The so called resolutions most of us draw at the end of the year after careful (or careless) analysis of the past events somewhat at this point start looking unattainable, unrealistic or people just grow plain lazy and mastering commitment to focus on the initial intents comes through as a cumbersome task.
I am a huge fan of quotes. In carefully chosen words the authors detail important lessons in life, about life and for life. Over the past one year, possibly longer than that I have embraced a habit of sharing with my friends on Facebook positive thinking through various quotes that catch my eye and most of which I believe people likeminded can relate to.
Thinking further through these quotes and positive thinking aspects I have managed to obtain some pointers on how to handle various situations that come through with our day to day lives. Planned and Unplanned scenarios that we experience on an ongoing basis account for the level of happiness we have, the health we keep, how well we relate with those around us and the picture we create for ourselves in various mirrors that characterize the various aspects of what we know as life.
These particular quotes picked from the Character Lucas Scott of One Tree hill, possibly as one of the last places anyone will look for wisdom considering the Teenage Drama theme that the show keeps. In One Tree Hill, Lucas Scott, Played by Chad Michael Murray is the good kid who has a somewhat sorry storyline but his humbleness and easiness with people around him endears him to his audience… as it did to me. I have always waited for the Starting sentiments of the show… and the statements he puts through as a given episode comes to an end. I do not know if the words are his or part of the script. Whoever comes up with those statements gets to my core, deeply and I do relate… or want to relate on so many aspects.
In a number of voice overs picked randomly across various episodes, Lucas Scott details;
‘Sometimes I wonder if anything’s absolute anymore. Is there still Right and Wrong? Good and bad? Truth and lies? Or is everything negotiable, left to interpretation, grey. Sometimes we’re forced to bend the truth, transform it, because we’re faced with things that are not of our own making. And sometimes things simply catch up to us.’
‘Have you ever wondered what marks our time here? If one life can really make an impact on the world…or if the choices we make matter? I believe they do. And I believe that one man can change many lives. For better or worse…’
‘You ever look a picture of yourself, and see a stranger in the background?. It makes you wonder how many strangers have pictures of you. How many moments of other peoples life have we been in. Were we a part of someone’s life when their dream came true or were we there when their dream died. Did we keep trying to get in? As if we were somehow destined to be there or did the shot take us by surprise. Just think, you could be a big part of someone else’s life, and not even know it.’
‘Because it’s only when you’re tested that you truly discover who you are. And it’s only when you’re tested that you discover who you can be. The person that you want to be does exist, somewhere in the other side of hard work and faith, and belief and beyond the HEARTACHE and fear of what life has.’
‘But once in a while people push on to something better. Something found just beyond the pain of going it alone and just beyond the bravery and courage it takes to let someone in. Or to give someone a second chance. Something beyond the quite persistence of a dream.’
‘Does this darkness have a name? This cruelty, this hatred. How did it find us? Did it steal into our lives or did we seek it out and embrace it? What happened to us? That we now send our children out into the world like we send young men to war, hoping for their safe return but knowing that some will be lost along the way. When did we lose our way? Consumed by the shadows, swallowed whole by the darkness. Does this darkness have a name? Is it your name?’
I could go on to recount the quotes that have gotten me to sit with my pen and notebook while watching TV teenage drama. All for a good course… There are many lessons that one, young and adult can pick and find useful in life. There is an emotional attachment I hold to these TV shows… I have always wondered why but over time I have always established that more than often there is always a character I can relate to. Such characters have been replicated in relative TV series… be it in The OC, Beverly Hills 90210… even comedy such as How I met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men… yeah… even that one ha haaa…
Anyway, what was I talking about? Yeah, to simply put that in more quotes;
‘We all live in a house of fire. No fire department to call. No way out. Just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns down the house…with us trapped, locked in it.’
‘Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always. A promise, like a reward for persisting through life so long alone. A belief in each other and the possibility of love. A decision to ignore simply rise above the pain in the past. A covenant, which at once binds two souls and yet severs prior ties. The celebration of the chance taken and the challenge that lies ahead. For two will always be stronger than one. Like a team braced against the tempests of the world. And love will always be the guiding force in our lives. For tonight is mere formality. Only an announcement to the world of feelings long held, promises made long ago in the sacred space in our hearts.’
‘Your reason and your passion are the rudder and sails of your seafaring soul. If either be broken, you can but toss and drift or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas. For reason, ruling alone is a force confining. And passion, unattended is a flame that burns to its own destruction.’
Many people die with their music still in them. Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out. I shouldn’t waste anymore of my time trying to figure out what, why, which, when, who and How… We all should try to make the very best of what’s there, while we still are here.
Play List: ‘I Don’t Want to be’ by GARVEY DeGRAW.