When is it ever enough? Have you ever stopped to ask yourself that? Or, are you a person that is never satisfied? I, as some of you know, am not like that at all. This topic came on Saturday night and it’s been with me since then. I know everybody is different and I’m in the minority for thinking the way I do, but I don’t really find myself wanting more from this life. Aside from my spiritual life, there is really nothing else that I want. Of course, materialistic people that might happen to stumble upon this blog of mine may call me a complete idiot, but I’ll say this. This isn’t the last stop for me. My true reward waits for me in heaven if I can get myself together enough to live in a State of Grace and die in it as well. That’s not an easy thing to do by any means, especially with the company I choose to keep, but it’s the choice I have made and continue to make.
Anyway, back to the point, after my homie was talking about a co-worker of his who asked him what he planned to do in the future and he started to talk about it, I immediately thought of my own response. What triggered it was the thing that said co-worker asked him, “You don’t plan to do this the rest of your life, do you?” Now granted, what I do is not the best job in the world or whatever, but it’s not an entry level job either and it provides me with all of the income that I need to survive. In reality, that’s all I need. I’m a man of simple needs. Growing up with everything that I needed but humbly ingrained that mindset into me, I think. It’s really that and my religious beliefs that do it, to be honest. Matthew, chapter 5, aka the Sermon on the Mount/ The Beatitudes is what I’m talking about. I try my best to live my life by that and honestly add Matthew Chapter 6 to that list as well.
See, I can’t wrap my head around the notion of continuing to move jobs just to get a higher paying wage. I don’t understand the need for wealth, and overpriced possessions. Whenever our number is called and we choose where we want to go (because it really is our choice by our actions about where our ultimate destination will be), our possessions will not go with us. So, that flash car, those overpriced name brand clothes, and that giant house that you got to impress people with are going to stay here. It’s pointless. I’ve always thought that way since I became of the age of relative reason. Having that mindset, however, has probably caused the loss of opportunities in my life, well when it comes to the love life department at least. I mean, who the hell would want a humble, quiet, and simple man who doesn’t wear fancy clothes, lives in a good sized apartment, and doesn’t drive a flashy car? Not very many if at all. Hahahaha!
I’ll admit it. I’m a very boring dude. I find joy in the simplest of things. A great song, a funny movie, an interesting conversation, a thought provoking podcast, watching the sun rise and/or set are just some of the things that I find joy in. I don’t need to be the top dog wherever I am. I don’t need to have the most expensive car, the biggest house, the most “friends”, none of that. I just need to get myself onto the right path to make it to heaven to be in bliss for eternity. Whatever and whoever God decides to bless me with along the way is perfectly fine for me.