The metaphysics of it all

The metaphysics of it all

EVERYTHING happens for a reason, so they say.

Whatever comes is either a consequence of what has happened or a prelude to what is about to happen. Everything has a purpose.

It is like the metaphysics of it all. As a branch of philosophy, metaphysics examines the fundamental nature of reality. In simpler terms, it talks about reality and existence, who we are, and our purpose.

"Gipahiluna na ang tanan (Everything is put in place)." We always hear this from older people, and the best way is to learn from them.

Sometimes we worry about why things need to happen, and we sometimes question God why things have to happen. But later on, we realize the rationale behind it all.

Sometimes we wonder why we are in this situation in our life right now. Then, if we are in our right senses, we weigh things out. We determine the purpose of it all.

Just like meeting people in our lives. We meet different people every day. Some leave a mark while others just disappear.

Some stay in our thoughts while some are negligible that we forget we've met them. Those who stay would play a role in our life later.

Can we explain right there and then why they stayed? No. But their role would come out naturally.

They may be the reason for our realizations in life; they may be the way to something great that would happen in our lives; they may be the reason to bring back our senses; or they may simply be our future.

For those who believe, everything is designed according to God's will. Everything is written in the stars.

"Gipahiluna na ang tanan."

The situations we are in now, whether good or bad, also have a purpose. We might not comprehend everything right away but they have a purpose in our life.

Have you ever wondered why you did not get what you wanted? Then you get so emotional, but later on, you realize it was the best for you because something better or favorable has come.

"Gipahiluna na ang tanan."

Sometimes it's tricky. We try to tap our inner desires. We try to find our place but do not know how to get there. Then, we worry so much.

I remember one of the meaningful lines in Richard Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull, "The secret is to begin by knowing that you have already arrived."

Sometimes we ask if this is our path. Is this the road I need to take? And then we stop looking in other directions.

Suddenly, we meet people, or we are compromised into a situation. We realize there are infinite routes to a more fulfilling life.

"Gipahiluna na ang tanan."

Sometimes it's confusing. But let us be happily confused. Let us be joyfully surprised because every passing day has a lot of surprises.

Let us take one step at a time, one day at a time, and we'll get there.

Probably, we can learn one more line from Jonathan Livingston Seagull’s book - “Overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now.”

This is the relevance of metaphysics. This is the beauty of knowing our purpose.


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