I was reading one of the posts in my feed and there was a reply about some BIG pagan topic about financials and how being poor is a reflection of ones magickal skillz…. *rolls eyes out of boredom* To be fair, the article and the responses afterwards were somewhat interesting.
TBH, I’m not really a money type of guy – I know it’s a means to an end and that it can make the world go round and round but I am not interested in having it control my life – these days, I make money to support myself and not live in grandiose sort of life. Once I fulfill my obligations, I want to become a wandering sorcerer – just because wandering martial artist taking on dojos is not a big thing in Canada…I guess being a wandering sorcerer isn’t as well, lol.
It might sound really weird, but I am not here in this world to gain money for the sake of material things. nor do I need an abundance to support the ones I love. I make enough while still supporting my dreams. I know deep in my soul that I am not interested, that I can live a life of simplicity and meagerness when the time comes. I am not stupid though and am prepared to do what it takes to gain more, I have options.
I got a little side-tracked there….
So after reading that article, one line really jumped up to me since this is something I am interested on…
Do you like your life?
For all the things we do, the things we try to gain, the things we try to achieve – this pretty much sums up the question that makes, or breaks us all.
Money will not make you happy, lots of sex will not make you happy, drugs will not make you happy, driving fast cars will not make you happy, etc etc. All of the things mentioned above are not the end of things, but the means to the end.
And what is the end, the bottom line of it all?
Are you truly happy with your life? Do you like your life?
This is my favorite quote since I was a wee lad learning the world though the eyes of the philosophers of the old..
An unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates
What this single line from Socrates taught me was that of introspection. To continually examine your goals and dreams and to make sure that what you are doing is how you want to lead your life, till that destined day occurs.
The rest is having the courage to seek and achieve.
So, are you truly happy with your life?