Glory…what is exactly glory?
This term or concept has been used throughout the ages to define maximal ecstasy. As with most terms, this particular term is relative. It contains a variety of connotations…
As human beings, we seek light, joy, power…which take us to summits of our lives…or at least it seems like it when we reach such spiritual altitudes. Yes, glory is a spiritual term, and although it can be concrete; such as a trophy or medal, it denotes victory, celebration, pride, celestial bliss.
Actually, human beings never achieve maximum glory, just like knowledge, because as the Socratic Paradox says: “I only know that I know nothing,” the human spirit always pursues tirelessly seeking for innovative and more powerful forms of glory, it’s innate…it’s undoubtedly essential and basic.
But there’s a special form of glory, which very few of us have been able to discover, and it generates a simple, yet seemingly difficult question: “what is my purpose in life?”
What is life, by the way? I don’t mean in its intrinsic definition: biological or physiological, but as an abstract term: what does it mean to the individual? Another relative term, right?
Throughout my life I’ve come across people who hate their lives, they literally have told me that, I could feel their pain through their voice, and it has a correlation with the question I asked above: “what is my purpose in life?” Needless to say, such people didn’t have their purpose defined: they just eat, sleep, and work…like a vegetable, practically inert. Automatons…
If they only realized their brain has amazing capabilities to transform their lives by being able to answer such simple question….to me, it’s the greatest human tragedy, because from such fallacy all the ailments are generated.
If I wander aimlessly through my life, my body, mind, and spirit will decompose. The Greek philosopher Thales said: “sound mind in sound body.” Such a true quote. If my body is healthy, my mind will be healthy since they’re interconnected. And if I’m unaware of my purpose in life, it’s going to be very hard to love and appreciate my body which consequently will affect my mind. Nobody can give what they don’t have, and if we don’t have a purpose, we can’t share our healthy essence because, as I said, we can’t give what we don’t have. After all, most of us want to be surrounded by healthy, positive, happy people, not bitter, sour, aimless, negative ones. There’s the key. There’s the glory: to be the best we can be because we’re all connected in this marvelous, ingenious, perfect universe and if we’re ill, it creates a chain reaction with disastrous consequences. And how do we become the best we can be? by a simple element: LOVING OURSELVES, which gets developed by having the ultimate purpose in life: SOUND MIND IN SOUND BODY. Our personal glory starts and it’s rooted right there.
Such purpose shall create a beautiful chain reaction: promote, stimulate, and soothe the greater good, which will create a healthy, sound universe, a universe in which we all can delight and enjoy, because we will have created a…