I’ve been making a full time living online since I was laid off from my corporate job at the end of 2008. I had started online on a part-time basis way back in 2002.
But, I’m not writing to impress you.
Making money online is hard work, but it can be done. I’m not trying to inspire you to do that however. That’s because there are more important things in life. Some may wonder, “What could be more important than making money?” Read on and also give yourself permission to take a little time and put your thinking cap on.
We live on a small planet in a vast cosmos. There are billions of stars and galaxies out there. Look up and you start to realize how small this place is call Earth is!
I wanted to talk about something more important than making a living
People are suffering. There is not a single human being on this planet that does not suffer in one way or another. People get sick, they suffer and they die. It happens all the time and it is all around us.
We suffer setbacks financially and in other ways. We each have our own suffering. There are conflicts between people. Family members might stop talking to each other and have no contact for years (that’s another form of suffering).
There are so many ways that people suffer.
You have your own suffering as well.
I’m definitely not here to talk about MY suffering.
I was sitting with my wife at a cafe and watching the people go by.
Although, I have realized it before and have thought about it in the past. It hit me again, that this life is so short.
Even if you live to be 100 years old, it will feel as though it all went by so quickly.
Life is short. Even if you live to be 300 years old, it is still a short period of time. They say the Earth is 4.5 billion years old. What’s 300 years in comparison?
In our struggles to survive and earn a living it is easy to forget that life is fleeting. In the daily grind, whether it is your corporate job or your online work, it’s easy to forget that time is short.
We seldom raise our heads long enough to contemplate the reason for our short existence and for our pain and suffering. Many people are just plain dismissive because they think there are no answers or no good ones to be had.
At this time in history, I do believe there is an opportunity to get those Real and True answers. But they may not come in the form that you are expecting.
I’m already approaching 50. I don’t know how old you are and it really doesn’t matter. Except for one aspect. Life is short.
We come in to the world not knowing anything. How much can we possibly expect to learn even in 100 years? Even if you studied multiple subjects throughout your life, how much can you really learn in 100 years? Life is short… and there must be a reason for that.
Don’t forget to think about the (More) important things
There are answers out there. If you are asking questions and have an honest heart and are truly seeking answers, it might be possible to find them.
I want to recommend a book to you. I’ve been reading it for over 15 years now. I plan to continue reading it. It helps me understand the world around me in a way that nothing else I’m aware of has or does.
I encourage you to read the book Zhuan Falun . You can get a free copy at FalunDafa.org Don’t just read this book once. Read it over and over again.
It might seem difficult to understand at first (or it might not, depending on your own factors) but just stick with it. If you can stick with it, you will begin to see the extreme value of this book.
Making money online is just something you might need to do to survive or thrive. But, beyond that, you have to think about your whole life. Earning a living is one small aspect of life.
Don’t get to the end of your days and then start to reflect. Reflect now, so that you can gain more than just a living. Whatever material things you collect in this world, they won’t last. You won’t be taking any money, cars, or anything material with you.
However, if you begin to understand things on a greater level and from a greater perspective, perhaps that IS Something you can take with you and keep after this fleeting lifetime is over. Could that be Real Value?
I encourage you to read Zhuan Falun. It has changed my thinking and expanded my horizons. It has done the same for many other people as well. I hope you will also find that to be true for yourself.
Again, earning a living, even getting rich, is just for now. Those things cannot go with you when you pass. But your real, true growth can go with you. Use your time wisely.
Of course, we all need to make a living.
I continue to work online to support my lifestyle. I’m married and I now live in a foreign country. My full time income comes from my online work. It’s important and I need it to support my life.
Just consider that there is more to life than making money. A lot more. If you can read Zhuan Falun, I think you will gain immensely! My best wishes to you.