Life: homeward bound

“Life is a voyage that’s homeward bound” – Herman Melville

Everyone, everywhere is trying to make some noise. No on wants to listen to what the other has to say, or more likely, everyone seeking their never ending self interest.

I re-thought things and wonder if that’s not me. I wonder how often I listen to what others have to say and not just listening because I want to give a response–I mean truly listening. That’s for a part. What is my value to the person next to me.

The lesson have learned very recently (not that I don’t know it before, it just got reinstated) is that, everything we have, want to have, will have, dearly hold on to, stress on, strife for, will ALL be gone. All gone. And all that will be left is the memory we have left people of us.

I’ve mentioned before: what will people say about me, think about, how will my exit on earth be left–I don’t care about being famous or impacting everyone but for those few that I have effective touched. Those who I will have left my mark in their minds; a mark that will outlast materialism.

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  1. Homeward Bound, indeed. Your blog entry reminds me of a couple of other inspiring texts.

    The Flirtations – a Gay acappella group from the 1990’s recorded a song called “Everything Possible” by Fred Small – he is a singer/song-writer and Unitarian minister right here in Massachusetts. The message of the song is that Everything is possible, you can be whatever you want to be, and “The only measure of your words and you deeds Will be the Love you leave behind when you’re gone.”

    One of my favorite scriptures is 1 Corinthians 13 – especially verse 13, “Three things will last forever — faith, hope, and love — and the greatest of these is Love.”

    So yes, as the next part of your life journey commences, go out there, and hold true to your values as you change the world.

    1. The message of this song is worth a sermon (post?) on its own. I especially love the disdain of social ‘norms’: 

      “Some girls grow up strong and bold
      Some boys are quiet and kind
      Some race on ahead, some follow behind….”

      I’m definately getting some of their albums to meditate.

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