What is life?
What is this present we are given each day and being told we can make something of it?
Why are we given life?
How should we use it?
Life….the thing we are doing now, but have so many questions about. Isn’t it ironic? We all know life so well, and do it everyday but still- we have so many questions!!
Why is that?
Well, some thing are meant to be unanswered, if you know what I mean. 😉
Imagine we were just sent here with a letter detailing what our mission is down here- it would make things so boring, choices would be way easier, and there would be no point if we were all mindless- just following destiny without using our brain, talents, or learning anything.
The reason you wake up every morning is because G-d is telling you the world couldn’t survive today without you. He needed you to be here. Why? I don’t know.
We don’t the answers, but we can try our best to just be here and do the right thing. Sometimes it’s really hard.
Recently I was getting frustrated. Recently? Sorry- I meant the last 3 years of my life- I’ve been struggling with some inner feelings (I wish I could disclose here, but I can’t) and it has always been a daily struggle. My last hope was there was some sort of technique, idea, pill, or just something that could help me deal with my feelings. I never trusted people enough to ask them if they had a solution for me. I stuck to google, but still never found an answer. Eventually I did ask people, my own age and a few years older but with no success. I just tried to live to the best I can until I could figure out a better way.
Recently- meaning like last week- I finally felt okay enough to ask an adult. I waited eagerly to hear something, anything that could help me with my inner struggles.
But what answer did I get?
“Just deal with it, distract yourself, and try your best to live with it and do G-d will…oh, and pray”
That’s what I got. For all my hoping of 3 years, dreaming there was some magical cure that could help me deal with my inner feelings.
In reality, you fight your battles. There is no magical cure for life’s problems. They take a punch and you gotta deal with it without the time to learn to fight. It’s tough, but there’s no other way. There is no magical answer. There is no one who knows everything. There is no one who can control all your problems.
Sometimes all you have to do is smile and daven.
There’s always hope, if you have Hashem in your life.
So I don’t give up, but I know he wants me to make the most of my time here, and try my best without a magical cure.
That’s all G-d wants anyway.
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, comments, or ideas.