You know its interesting, when you tell people you’re totally content with the life you have right now. They’ll generally find a reason for it being so. Because there always has to be a reason behind satisfaction. That’s how dissatisfied and wanting we’ve become. You can no longer be satisfied because you’re a grateful person. You apparently, always need a reason to be so. Not necessarily because you decided, a little while ago, that you would consciously be grateful for what you have and where you are rather than incessantly chase the satisfaction that has eluded you time and time again.
There comes a point in your life where you realise exactly how blessed you are to lead the life you do and that closeness to God doesn’t come from wanting more of this physical world or from praying for what you don’t have. Rather, you need to start being grateful for what you do have and cherish the luxuries He’s endowed on your unworthy self. All you have to do is think of the dude down the street who can’t pay his bills this week… and you’ll know what I mean.
With regards to my last entry, no where have I said that if the opportunity for marital bliss presented itself that I would turn it down. Nor was I mocking or belittling those currently in a relationship. If my friends are engaged in a relationship that gives them joy, that makes me happy as well. It lifts my spirits to see them joyous and content. My only issue is with the vacuous mindset that disallows processing thoughts outside of a specified set of rules.
Those being, you get older, you get married, you have kids and you buy a house.
Um. Woohoo. That doesn’t excite me. Being a sheep does nothing for me. Not to say that when I do inshallah get married I wouldn’t like to have a house and kids. I am however not sitting around waiting to get married so I can secure my financial future by buying a property. But I mean that’s just me. I’m not telling anyone else that they maybe should’ve waited before plunging head long into a relationship without any sense of financial security, or actually developing a sense of themselves… for example.
My issue is pretty simple. I find that people in general seem to not be able to talk about things outside of their lives and their selves. This is compounded if you are in a relationship because all of a sudden, the other person takes a hold of your mind and that’s that. I find this a little disturbing especially considering the world we currently live in.
So, you go ahead and be happy in your relationships, I take no issue with that. In fact, I’m happy for you. But for the love of all things decent, pull your head out every now and then to sniff the environmental nightmare you’re planning to raise your families in. Maybe if we all gave just a few hours of our precious time to help out where we’re needed, to those who maybe don’t have as much as we do, we can start to make a dent in the heavy cloud of grief enveloping our world.