Lately, I've been thinking a lot about how human beings connect to one another. We are all here together sharing space, and yet each of us only comes into contact with a certain few in their lifetime. So, what common things spark us to enter one another's lives? There must be some factors that at any given moment could allow us to meet. Then, it hit me. We all share 3 common denominators with every, single human being on this planet. Love. Time. Death.
These 3 concepts connect every person alive today. We all long for love, we all wish we had more time and we all fear death.
Love is all around us, in everything we see, do, touch and feel. It's in our happiness as well as our sorrow. It's the reason for everything: War, religion, weddings, funerals, and pro-creation. As human beings, we should never try to live without it. In our hierarchy of needs, it is listed as one of our basic human needs for a reason. We were not designed to live without love and would simply die without it.
Time. We all have the same minutes, seconds and hours, each day. It's how we choose to spend it that matters. Life can seem too long for some and move too quickly for others. It's all in how we choose to look at it.
Death is a cycle of life, like everything else. It doesn't necessarily mean that something must end in its presence. It can also mean the beginning of something else. If you live your life well, you can leave it all behind proudly with no regrets.
The purpose of life is to live it with intent and experience everything. To truly see the collateral beauty in all that love, time and death touch. Know that you can change the lives of everyone you meet - even if you encounter them for just a minute. To be sure to live while you are here because regardless of what you may think, you truly have all the time you need. To exist in such a way that when you are gone, life will be forever changed, all because you lived.
So we meet each other in this life, perhaps for a few minutes or a lifetime, but we all do meet. You just may not remember everyone. Our destiny no matter how long we are here is fulfilled. Whether we live a long life or a short one, all was meant to be. This is what I believe.