And this is the simple truth – that to live is to feel oneself lost. He who accepts it has already begun to find himself, to be on firm ground. Instinctively, as do the shipwrecked, he will look around for something to which to cling, and that tragic, ruthless glance, absolutely sincere, because it is a question of his salvation, will cause him to bring order into the chaos of his life. These are the only genuine ideas; the ideas of the shipwrecked. All the rest is rhetoric, posturing, farce.
–(1813 – 1855)
I was reading this book ‘Fire in the Belly’ by Sam Keen and this excerpt struck with me.
Accepting that we’re lost in the dance of life, brings us the feeling that we’ve partly solved the mystery of it. But don’t be mistaken: life will never be fully understood, this is impossible.
I myself am on a journey, just like so many others, to become the greatest version of myself and I believe that a good starting point is by realizing this quote, doing so preventing us from disappointment further in life – that not everything is graspable.
mystery and unknowingness is always going to be there and that’s the pain, as well as the beauty of our existence.
love and kindness