A follow up to an article that i posted about three years ago.

While that time I am trying to find a fit in being deeply mysterious, rockstar-ish yet intellectually charmingly creative, I was probably trying to fill up the void of un-fulfillment and acceptance. And sometimes i tend to forget and what real and what’s reel.

The lines were blurred purposely to blend and create my own unique identity so as to define and find the meaning in my life; my real life.

The below gallery are interesting ones that I got from the internet on what real life is. Song lyrics included. While they do sound true thus ringing a bell or two, this is what real life is to me.

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Maybe you’ve heard about the guy whose life goal was to climb a certain mountain. When he finally reached the top, he was terribly disappointed.

There was nowhere else for him to go, and something was still missing in his life. It’s like the football player who gets depressed after winning the Champions League.

My single life experience was a lot like that.

By my late 20’s, I had achieved everything that people were telling me would bring me fulfilment. I was in a good job, had lots of fun partying, made decent money, and spent time with great people. I even met and fell in love with the woman who would eventually become my wife & best friend.

Everything that I wanted to do and achieve happened. And yet, I was still unfulfilled. Something was missing.

Of course, no one knew I was feeling this way about life. On the outside I didn’t show it. Maybe some people even wished their lives were more like mine. But they didn’t know how unfulfilled I was on the inside.

Slightly before I got married, I ended up in a mosque to seek shelter from the heavy storm of a rain. It was then I heard a stranger reading a passage from the Quran so beautifully that I sat down and just listened.

I had heard countless times, read and even completed reciting the Quran before, and had memorized parts of it here and there throughout my growing up years, but for some reason this time it sounded completely different.

It was moving. It was soothing. It brought tranquility. It brought peace.

It was as if God was trying to get my attention… but I still didn’t want to let Him in fully. I kept thinking about how my life would change and how my friends would think I was weird. I was frightened.

But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that choosing Him over anything and anyone else makes sense and is the right choice.

What happened next is difficult to describe. I can only put it this way: I discovered that HE Himself is the source of true fulfillment.

Of course, life still has its ups and downs, disappointments, and struggles.

But what gives life true meaning is God Himself.

Knowing that He is present, that He is the Reason for my existence.

And that truly finding Him is what it’s all about.

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