Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Still Looking
Am I on the right path (he asks himself)? All those years, all those activities and all those things I've done...and I'm still looking. Not to turn this into a meaning-of-life-piece, but I do often muse on whether or not we aren't here for a purpose and whether or not each of us has a specific duty to perform. If that happens to be the case, I am haunted by what that purpose might be, at least for me.

That, in turn, raises the question, Have I been doing what I am supposed to be doing? Am I done doing it and just waiting to kick off? Have I done A and supposed to be working on B? Will I ever know the answers to any of these questions? Likely not.

Maybe following the golden rule and doing good and unrewarded deeds is enough with which to get by. Actually, if we all just did those two things this would be a hell of a better place...and less of a hell.
Anyway, I will still stop to smell whatever those flowers are and get a good paddle in now and then.Besides, it's time to turn attention to the upcoming trip with the symposium and camping and, maybe, a few more good deeds.

Paddle safe...


bpfamily said...

Hey! Thanks for commenting on our fledgling blog. I'm not sure you see the responses we post to your comments--I'm still new at this! Your blog is lovely and thoughtful.

eurion said...

I may be a bit off-track, so to speak, but I'm not sure if it is about being on the right path, but more to do with making the most of the path that you are on.

Take your time. Think a lot.
Why think of everything you've got.
For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not.

Father & Son - Cat Stevens

Silbs said...

I do see them, and I appreciate them all, whether or not they agree with me. I think Eurion has an interesting take on the subject which tells me we all have our own unique way of approaching our lives.