This is a journal that I am inspired to write after reading Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.
In life, you are always chasing things; you go for things that you want rather than on what you need. You need food. You want chocolate sundae. This culture of going after what you want has brought you nowhere and now-here. It has made you forget the root of your being. Just take a moment to flip the daily newspaper or watch the news. What are the top news? Crime, cheat and the fill in the blanks. Why do all these occur?
Have you ever sat back and reflected on why people always want to go after material things? The latest mobile phone, the latest this and the latest that? People are always gobbling new things because those things do not give them satisfaction and that is the reason why they want it more, more and more. These people are actually yearning for something aren’t they? They are so hungry of love that they were accepting substitutes. They were taking up material things and expecting a sort of hug back. But the reality is, it never works. You do not get satisfaction from the things that you want. You cannot substitute material things for love. When you learn to get satisfaction, you will not be materialistic; you will not be a chaser.
How do you get satisfaction in life? Where do you find it? Is it available in the shop? Of course not! You know what really gives you satisfaction? Well, offering what you have to give gives you satisfaction. It is not money or power or material things. It is your time, your concern. Believe me these things that you offer give you meaning and a purpose to your life. Thus you will find satisfaction and when you find it, you will not go after material things that give you nothing but a thirsty soul.
Love is something beyond words. As human being you and I must learn how to give out love and let it come in. Spare sometime for your grandmother who is sitting in the corner of the house, longing one or two caring words from you. You will get satisfaction. Spend some time for friends who want you to listen to them, show your concern and say from your heart that you are always there for them. You see the joy in them, you will get satisfaction. Do the things that come out from your heart and trust me you will be overwhelmed with what comes back.
In conclusion, always give priority to the elements that give you satisfaction and they are none other than offering your love, time, concern and other things that come out from the bottom of your heart. Again going after material things only leaves you in a hungry state. After all we are only living one life.