The Spiritual Thirst

It doesn’t make any sense right now. They say, one day we’ll look back just to find our actions and that of God’s just perfect. What about now?

Three days back, a friend of mine and I were having a discussion. We like each other a lot(as friends) but we barely know each other, except for the personality traits that each one of us has.

After a random discussion, he remarked – all the people I know have something that they really want in life, something they are absolutely passionate about. What is that about you? And after wondering and reflecting upon my own life for 2 seconds, I said Nothing! Because I really couldn’t think of anything. Thought about it till today and guess what! I still can’t come up with a thing that I really really want to achieve.

And then I think of it like this – My dog doesn’t worry about the meaning of life. She may worry if she doesn’t get her breakfast, but she doesn’t sit around worrying about whether she will get fulfilled or liberated or enlightened. As long as she gets some food and a little affection, her life is fine.

Why do we bother so much? What is it so important to know what we are here for? Now, for three days, every thought of mine is getting hung up at the same point. Why?

And I guess I’m finding the reason in this quote –

No matter how much we try to run away from this thirst for the answer to life, for the meaning of life, the intensity only gets stronger and stronger. We cannot escape these spiritual hungers.

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