The one thing we have given a lot of attention to is: What is the purpose of my existence? We never come up with an answer to that question until we learned to read and write, and the more we thought about it, the more evasive the answer became.
So, what we are left with is a series of formulas, without addressing the question: Who are You or what Socrates referred to as Knowledge of the Self.
Socrates added a more penetrating comment by stating An unexamined Life is not worth living. In plain words, if we do no more than other animals: eat, shit, sleep, and eat some more; we have accomplished were little in terms of our evolutionary progress to becoming complete or whole.
This fact alone has attributed to our inability to get along with each other: To appreciate the numerous similarities we have in wanting to be happy and live in peace and harmony together.
What prevents us from living together in in peace and harmony is our insistence on concentrating on our differences.
Remember, darkness is due to the absence of light. Replace the darkness with light, and the Sunshine will automatically remove the darkness. In a similar fashion, wisdom removes ignorance. love replaces hate, and joy replaces sadness.
Those who enjoy Life, happiness, peace and love are Never attracted to the numerous problems that are associated with things refusing to go our way. Why? For the same reason that our WAY of doing things becomes more complicated not simple.
For example, the rewards we seek are directly related to our feelings not thoughts. Thoughts in themselves are a poor substitute for quenching our thirst. We need Water. For our hunger, we need food.
By what means an eagle his wings does spread or the hawk his prey does spy. Are these not wonders to behold as you journey forth in Fairyland.
Would we forever live in the shadows of our own dreams until Life is spent, never tasting the sweet wine meant for US! Surely this symbol of our madness is best shown when the crosses stand row on row for those who died on foreign lands to preserve our peace at home.
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