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A Life Theme is the idea or motivation that drives you throughout your life. It is the answer that you are always “searching” for. Basically, it is your quest for the “meaning of life”. – Catherine Pratt
Each individual’s life theme is a yearning to understand the central theme of Life. We may all have heard the popular saying of King Solomon of Ancient Israel- “There is time for everything”. A careful look into realities all around us confirms the truth of: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

There is no true representation of the world than the set of statements above. These statements put the whole life of a person in a spectrum of ironies (Consider each of the 14 strand of statements carefully with emphasis on highlighted words). Life is a cycle of complex-woven strands of ironies!

It is highly important at this point to suggest that, life’s essence is not to fight the ironies but to optimize your existence in the midst of these ironies. We share this message because many people spend fruitful year fighting against the natural course of life. They may even end up setting as their life theme a journey against the very course of the time. You could decide, for example, to pursue as your life theme a life of physical immortality on earth. It really sounds noble but it would have been much fruitful to set out on a journey of making the best out of the life you have now and perhaps attain immortality allegorically because nobody will live on earth forever! Is this in anyway suggesting that we should not understand the ironies of life and should by thus approve on mediocrities? Should we follow the flow?

This question is exactly what we explore in this blog.The twin fold message we share today is to help you appreciate the truth of the ironies in life and then to help you maximize your life in such harsh realities. Consider the three things shared below as a means of optimizing your life in a life of ironies.

  1. Know the Truth: We will certainly examine the question of ‘What is Truth’ in future blogs but let us for now say that know the facts, get to know the prevailing opportunities and threats in each strand of life’s complex without prejudice as much as possible. This is to challenge you to feed your mind, spirit and body objectively enough. This opens one up to adapt to the changing times without being subdued by it. Adapt and do the most productive thing in each layer of the irony spectrum by knowing and understanding the TRUTH concerning that particular time.
  2. Walk with Sincere People: One of the greatest threats to any person in this ironical world is to assume that what is happening to him/her is far above what could ever happen to anyone. Have friends and loved ones who will share with you their own ironies and with whom you can also share. Read from the vast collections of biographies and autobiographies of people you respect and love. Give yourself the opportunity to discover other sincere stories and you will realize that, you are not worse off after all. You will save yourself the blood pressure and frustration and know that there is so much hope for recovery and progress. You gain wealth of experience from Sincere People which will help you to live an optimum life irrespective of your own time.
  3. Define a Fulfilling Life Theme: Whatever endeavor anybody has chosen for him/her self as a life theme is the most important tool in his/her journey through life. Such convictions determine values, perceptions and even culture and character. Engage yourself and determine for yourself a reason for life but remember to let such a theme connect with God your Source, with Humanity your friends, and to joy, peace, happiness and fulfillment your essence.

We will discuss in our next blog, Building Strength out of pressure but before then determine to be all that God destined you to be. Have no excuse to fail in life but have a reason to be a fulfilled being.

Yaw Sompa

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