For what is true happiness? Happiness comes from within. Peace comes from within. Joy comes from within. Love comes from within. Does it not stand to reason that pain comes from within, suffering comes from within, torment and anger comes from within? These are life lessons that must be learned by every individual. There are no exceptions.
When these trials come, it is up to each and every person to determine for themselves, the course of action they should take. For each step accomplished, another set of tasks revealed.
But what of the outcomes? Do people understand that any negative can be made positive and that any positive can be made negative? This is the result of what individual choices must lead too. As well as actions of others can directly affect each choice that is made.
To understand this is to understand that no path is written in stone. This is why free will can become so complicated. Not only the individual, but every living being, plant, animal and creature has free will. What happens when the choice is taken away?
This leads to chaos and fear and anxiety. This leads to a prison state of being.
A tree has the free will of living. Providing shade, a trunk to rest against, the ability to assist in providing oxygen the breathe. If one tree is chopped, it might not seem such a big consequence. But if a forest full of trees are chopped, then it leads to chaos. For the environment is badly changed. It affects many, not just the one.
The destruction of this world, of the natural order of things, has made it more increasingly aware that time is limited. Understanding this leads to more choices to be made. Are things beyond repair or can they be repaired?
The earth is changing, dying, getting ready to be reborn. She cries out for assistance. But who hears her cry?
Those who can, do as they can. But it is far too little, too late.
It is now time to find your place. Who are you? Why are you here? What is your purpose? What are your beliefs? What is your intent? Do you follow or do you lead?
The choice is yours and yours alone, but the choice made of many can and does hold a major effect.
In not knowing turn of events, one can only turn inward once more. One can only presume to follow their heart, to follow where it leads.
With the chaos that shall arise, one will be at peace knowing they have followed their path and made their choices.
Who shall you follow? Which path shall you take? What are your intentions?
There is little time left to find the answers to these questions, but you can only find them within your heart.