Of Life and Its Mystery

By SUMBA Christine

Have you ever thought of something that doesn’t end or change, that is bottomless or endless? Well, I have – life. You can lose your life, it can either be mysterious or just that your time has come, but life goes on without you. It doesn’t stop because you have kicked the bucket; it goes on with those who are there. So what is life? Life is a cycle. It is continuous. It never stops.

Have you ever been iny a situation and while in the situation, you feel that whatever is happening is repeating itself, like it has never happened some other time, other than then. Well, that’s life. So what do you do in such a situation? Well, I guess you just re-live life.

At some point, you might have thought that without you, life doesn’t continue. Believe it or not, life continues without you. Come to think of it, that’s unfair. Do you control life, or does life control you? Or better still, do you take life the way it comes? Does life come to you or do you go to life? I think you go to life and life comes to you. No without you, there’s life, but without life there’s no you! So you go to life. You might be there in life but life doesn’t continue with you. When is this? When everybody around you is successful in everything they do. Their lives are just perfect. What you’ve been dreaming of all your life but it just doesn’t work for you. What do you do in such times?

Life, life, life… when does it begin? When it involves you, it began when you were in your mother’s womb. When it involves life itself, it’s really not known when it began. It might have even existed before God. (Well, I am just saying).

Life is precious. It is like a hidden treasure that when discovered, is protected within all measures. Anyway, life is. We need not to bother ourselves with endless questions about it. The bottom line is that you need life and now that you have it, live it to the fullest. Enjoy it whether young or old, whether tall or short whether dark or light. Never wait for what life holds for you or what it will unfold for you. Why don’t you surprise life and offer it your best?

Be happy make life yours (because it’s yours) so that whatever happens no regrets, live light, live happiness, always be happy because in life there is no room for sadness. Rejoice everything that comes your way, your success and your failures because you will wait for the best and it will never come. “The grass is never greener on the other side”. Enjoy life and never let life enjoy you. After all, life continues without you

The writer is a 1st year in the School of Arts and Social Sciences


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