Since last Friday, I have been feeling a little uneasy, uneasy with my surroundings, uneasy with myself and just things in general. I really couldn’t work out or seem to pin point what it is that was causing this. The perturbed and agitated feeling got so bad that it got me thinking about my life in general. In all honestly, I have never felt like this before. My thinking got so deep that I started to question: Who am I? What am I doing? How I do things? Who I engage with? How I feel towards people? How I earn my living? And so on.
I felt as if something was missing, something that I had in the past and I no longer have. I felt cheated and I couldn’t understand what and why it was taken away from me, but more importantly what was it that had been taken away from me?
The thinking continued till this morning until I received an email from a friend. Normally like everyone else, I tend to get loads of emails, some are individual emails and some are forwarded emails with a message of some sort, the forwarded emails I tend to read later on when I have time or never read them at all. This was a forwarded email but as I clicked to open it, it felt different and my eyes like magnets attracted me to it more and more until I was forced to read on. As I read it I got more and more eager to carry on.
After reading the whole email I realised what was the cause of my uneasiness, the uneasiness that got me thinking so deep, questioning myself. I realised what was missing, what I had and no longer did. The answer was so simple yet I made it hard for myself to find it. The answer was ‘Love’.
Love, love, love was missing. For about a year or so, I have been so busy running in the rat race of life, a race which we find ourselves automatically to be in, we don’t know the objective of the race or where the finishing line is – I had forgotten Love.
Without further to do, the actual email is here, so please read it and feel free to leave your thoughts for me and more importantly for everyone else who visits us here:
This is a master piece. If you have not read it take the time to read it now. If you have read it take time to read it again! GEORGE CARLIN
Isn’t it amazing that George Carlin – comedian of the 70′s and 80′s – could write something so very eloquent, and so very appropriate.
A Message by George Carlin:
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbour. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things , but not better things.
We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.
Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.
Remember, to say, ‘I love you’ to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
I have read it four times now and it lifts me up every time. It helps me find that missing piece of jigsaw, the Love to complete the picture and find my true self again.
Has it done the same for you….?