No Holds Barred*

Let your voice be heard…

This film is used with permission from the creator, David Bianco

Here are what some others have had to say:

  •  “Life?? It’s just a specific time for me where I can live it with a good intention and find my own way to succeed .. I will fight so hard most of the time to get the best thing I want and I will have a lot of things so easily as well. That’s what I can say in this moment …
  •  ” however you wanna say it, whatever words you wanna use, however you wanna pursue it, i can’t help thinking it involves moving from ego towards love. does the meaning of the world lie outside the world?   if so, how does language relate to it? what’s the nature of our (possible?) knowledge of it? in transcending the ego do we become it, as there is no self to be differentiated from it? how does this affect our actions, our “morality?” this is mysticism in the raw…”
  • “Life to me is finding the TRUTH of life, not the illusion that the world and church leaders try to medicate us with…the TRUTH, I am a SEEKER of TRUTH and will be forever seeking the Light and Love of God”
  •  ” if you want to know the meaning of life….look around… and usually the answer is right in front of you! ”
  •  “irony, im struggling w that myself. Ive looked high and Low. Ive left no stone unturned, … I got nothing. Then i thought to myself, “Jil,” because thats what I call myself, “not everything has to have meaning… some things just are; and through experience you give them meaning, or purpose.” At the end of the day… does it matter? And then that brings me to what is “matter”? E=Mc2? Not helpful. Thats the potential of the matter…then I get somewhere lost in a tangent and cant bring it back around to my original… which was….?”

*no holds barred- Fig. with no restraints. (Alludes to a wrestling match in which all holds are legal.) ie:  I intend to argue it out with Mary, no holds barred.When Ann negotiates a contract, she goes in with no holds barred and comes out with a good contract.


2 thoughts on “No Holds Barred*”

  1. Are there no other thoughts on it? Not exactly sure what this post is about so I’m guess it has to do with the meaning of life? Or is it the purpose of life? Maybe I’ll address both because they are different. First I’ll say I don’t agree with any of the above bullets and am opposed to the second.

    meaning: Why am I here?

    purpose: What am I supposed to do?

    Both are simple questions actually. The problem is we complicate them, or rather, the intellect of mankind, which, when worldly, is at odds with God, complicates them (Rom 8:7, 1 Cor 3:19-20).

    Why are we here? To live life and enjoy it (Ecc 11:9). If we are not enjoying life, we are not living. If we are not living we feel dead. When we feel dead, we are unhappy. And when we are unhappy, we become depressed. When we are depressed, our appetites (for life and deriving enjoyment from it) go numb. After our appetites go numb, we are dead though we appear alive.

    What are we supposed to do? I can’t put it any better than Solomon, ‘Fear God and guard his commandments for this is the purpose of mankind for God will bring every action into judgement, including every secret thing, whether good or bad.’ (Ecc 12:13-14) In Hebrew, purpose is ‘kol’ (כל) which is all, whole, everything, sum. Guard is ‘shomer’ (שמר) which is to keep, protect, guard with your life.

    I figured this out some time ago the first year after I left home. For us, the church pushes these two subjects hard and improperly. They tell us the meaning of life is to do the will of God and then they tell us we must seek his will for our life until we find it. Realistically, most of us never do find it and are therefor emotionally compromised and, as adults, live a life of self-abuse. Why? Because he’s all ready given us his will, or, in respect to our subject, defined the meaning and purpose of life.

    The problem is they are not taught to us and we are taught that it his will relative (hence why we must seek it). God doesn’t change (Mal 3:6). Yes, we all serve different functions in the Body, but those functions are called ‘gifts’. We don’t derive meaning or purpose from them, they don’t define our life. If they do, they have become our god. All we really have to do is look at our life and see what we are good at and what we enjoy doing and we will know the gifts he’s given to us.

    Keeping this short, if there is a greater work (I hesitate putting it that way because its not greater just different), God calls us out. We have account after account on this. Noah was living life when God called him to build an ark. After the alternative lifestyle was over, Noah went back to living life as he did before. Abraham was loving God, keeping his commandments, and living life. God called him to live his life somewhere else, Canaan. (I could go on an on but I think you get my point.) We are supposed to live life. When God wants us to live it different, he’ll let us know. After all, we are in a relationship with him and talk to him every day.

    Too often we think, because we are taught, that we need to be in full time ministry. Every believer is in full time ministry no matter what we do. We think of missionaries as people who go somewhere and witness to people ‘full time’. The reality is every believer witnesses to people full time. Our ministry is our life, how we live it, who we interact with. We touch lives that would never be touched by industrial means. Its not our responsibility to save people, its the Holy Spirit’s responsibility. Our responsibility to plant the seeds, water them, weed them and help them grow (1 Cor 3:6-8). You are where you are because it is where God has put you (Prov 16:9). To fear that you are not where you are supposed to be is called doubt and we know what happened to Peter when he doubted.

    To sum it up, keep the commandments of God, they are your life (Deut 32:46-47) and enjoy everything you do, be content (1 Tim 6:6-8).

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