Life... in all that it is... can be quite punishing to a person. And to this we ask if it really is a gift? Why were we thrown into this world that doesn't seem to play the way we want it to work. It works on it's own... and most of the time we run under it. Life... is a gift... others... it's more of a punishment. A test of our own strength, our own will and a test of the grounds we all step on.
To some... that ground is just an inch and everywhere you look it's nothing but pain and suffering. And to those who view life that way... there's no way to live it, so we decide to end it ourselves. And they may be viewed as selfish people... but on the contrary, they're just tormented by the very thing they try to hold on to.
This morning I was rocked by the news that my good friend Jov Kalinga decided to push himself towards the end to stop the pain that he may be feeling emotionally. He decided to give up his ghosts.
He was a good friend, and a great musician. He was a happy spirit, so it was really shocking to hear the news that he leapt towards his freedom.
For what it's worth... Here's a toast to you. May you find what you were seeking, and hopefully... against all teachings and beliefs... you're in our Creators arms.
You are loved by those of whom you left.
Rest in peace Jov.