Friday, June 10, 2011

Just feel.

A recent missionary letter I received said:
"I want so badly for people to just stop whatever they're doing, stop thinking and just feel."

I know he's only 19, but the kid knows what he's talking about.
Sometimes nothing seems real except for the way I feel. Because nothing is real unless I feel something.

Is it possible that in a world of fast-paced technologies and endless representations of reality, we sometimes get so caught up in what swirls around us that we forget to just stop and think about ourselves and what we feel? I submit that maybe we spend so much time in movies and music and other false realities that we sometimes lose sight of our own reality.

At least I do.

So college is all about figuring yourself out, for real, you know? It's the real deal.. Deciding what you want to do for the rest of your life, and what you want to be and what you want to become. At least for me, college is about deciding and deciphering my own personal reality. That's why it doesn't matter what crazy, fun things I did this semester or last. It doesn't matter if I have a date this weekend or not. What matters is that I'm still progressing and learning at a fantastic rate and I'll never get this opportunity again. The fun times I have along the way are all part of that, but only a part. Just another tiny little piece falling into its place in the Master's grand plan.

The talk that inspired a significant portion of these thoughts:

Think about it.
And don't be afraid to feel a little too.