Living this Life of Paradoxical Proportions


Irony abounds in life, yet none is as stark as the one we call ‘life’.  When we wake each morning, we abandon the seemingly lifeless state of sleep and rest.  And even during that sleep, our minds wander into the universe beyond, our synapses firing at breakneck speed, creating the dreams of our presence, causing REM (Rapid Eye Movement), frantically searching (or creating) the answers to many questions, disguised as a trojan horse, our still and quiet life form, regenerating its power, absent of activity on the surface, while teeming with energy within.

In the effort to perform “good”, we invariably hurt others, sometimes the ones we love most.  Each of us, unique in our thoughts, our heritage and our personal life experience; from a distance, appear largely identical.  And to the contrary, identical twins are many times, in personality, aptitude and interests, anything but the same.

It’s as if the world around us is a mirror of sorts, reflecting our essence, yet creating something that is both exact and concurrently opposite from each of us.  As lightning at night, without the dark, there would be no flash.  As the rivers rush across the rocks of the earth, without the smooth and softly flowing water, there would be no sculpturing of nature.

For all the goodness in the world, there remains violence, hatred, jealously and despise.  It is almost as if one cannot exist without the other.  Indeed, what would we call day without night, cold without warm or sickness without health?  Ours is the world of Jekyll & Hyde.  All things are necessary for life as we know it to exist.  Does time truly and singularly, stand still while we dance our lives around it?

As we attempt to right the wrong, heal the sick and uplift the downtrodden, it may be, in reality, an exercise in futility as the universe forces the “survival” and preservation of opposites.  Yet, strive as we may, we are determined to alter the essence of the universe, with the false assumption we are greater or more powerful than it is.  There is likewise, humor in irony.

Ironically, as we toil to rid the world of all things we define and know as bad or evil, it is precisely these actions which maintain the existence of them.  What a paradox!  Perhaps the only explanation is that the world we know, requires this balance, the paradox we know as life.  Perhaps it is the eternal battle of good and evil, of all that is seen and unseen, the ying and the yang, that enable our existence and carry it forward into eternity.

It is through death’s door we must pass to realize eternal life.  In dying, we are transformed into eternal life.

A life of struggle, by intelligent design.

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About MW Cerkas

Compassion for People, Passion for Writing, Living my Conscience; "Look for the Good, Always" Positive, Creative, Seasoned Writer, Leader, Marketer, Authentic Spirit, Entrepreneur. Continuously seeking the GOOD in others and how to HELP them. Paying it Forward, Preparing for Eternity. Be well!

Posted on September 5, 2012, in Natural Beauty, Personal Growth, Philosophy, Truths, Videos and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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