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Saturday, 9 July 2016

How do we Judge the Value of Life

The measure of a good life is in your love and active participation of it! Age may bring the traditions of our cultural ideals, but sometimes you have to step beyond these to create the life you desire. Historically the ages have bought distressing times for the people on our planet, many of these created by unbalanced individuals who had risen to power by deceptive means. Yet still, the souls of the people rose up and fought for existence and the chance of something more. They did this because they could see glimpses of the true purpose of living and hoped to raise a family as nature intended for all living creatures. That said, living a purposeful life isn’t based on how many children you do or do not have, we all still have our individual quests and joyous challenges to unearth and pursue.  

To meet the expectations of these often lifelong journeys we must be brave, bold and wise. Discovering what is valuable to you means you need to think about it, if you are always in a hurry the answer can be elusive. It is possible to think about what a good life looks like and understand if this is the life you want or a media created image of what you think you should have? There are many architects constantly developing the media mythologies of a good life; don’t be drawn to these false images. Only you can create a rough plan that brings joy and value to your life. You are the Master! If you were not bombarded by media images you would have your own creative expectations.
We are not here to judge others; we don’t know the full story, just glimpses from the outside. What we can do is learn from what we see in the world and develop a life that suits our convictions.

We all have individual struggles that we work through as best we can, but deep within we know to move onward to something that brings us that small satisfaction where we can honestly say we have lived and continue to do so! Humanities greatest treasure is our love and empathy for planet, people, animals and plant life that lead us to value our lives here. Don’t watch your life pass before you; step out to where the view is magnificent! Challenge normally or government systems if it doesn’t seem right to you. Everyone has the right and empowerment to live freely in the style and belief that suit’s them. This is where we forget about the value of life and just live it!

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).

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