I woke up on that August morning thinking to myself, "There has to be more than this." I scanned the news and I saw violence, anger, destruction, persecution, and terror. I saw all of the bad that could be represented in the world. I switched over to social media and I saw business struggle, personal struggle, pain and disappointment. Everywhere I looked I was seeing the same thing. I asked myself, "Is there any more than this?" I was upset with what the world had become, or so I thought.
The simple reality of my life was that I was not upset with the world. I was upset with my projection of the world. I was upset because I did not see any meaning in the world. The world wasn't bad. The world wasn't good. The world simply existed and I in it. My upset was that my thoughts about the world, which had been meaningless up to this point, were creating a meaningless world for my existence. I was upset because deep in my soul I knew that there was more that was already there. I knew that beneath the facade of my projected thoughts was the world that God had actually created. It was that world, the world of meaning, the one that was meant for me, that held the truth. The truth about this world would set me free from my own false projections.
As I look around today, I think that I am upset about the way that the values are changing in this world. I think that I am upset about war. I think that I am upset because America has lost sight of what made it great. I think that I am upset about the violence. I think that I am upset about racial tension. The truth, however, is that I am upset about not seeing meaning because of the meaningless thoughts that Have been floating through my mind. I am upset that I see a meaningless world. I long for this world to have true meaning, to have true purpose. My upset actually stems from that lack.
I no longer wish to see a world without meaning. I know that I was designed for purpose, destined for change, and created to create. I was designed to make this world into something incredible, something that has meaning. My thoughts must first have meaning in order for my world to have meaning, and they will when I see the world for what it is. The world is my canvas! It is time to create my masterpiece.
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.