The Secret

Life is full of secrets.

From the toddlers who are just discovering life to the adults who are in the process of conquering life, life is full of secrets.  From people of faith who are just discovering an anchored life to governmental authorities who are in the process of managing life, life is full of secrets.  From lovers who are just learning to share life to the business moguls who are in the process of benefiting from life, life is full of secrets.

Toddlers have been known to run up to their trusted friends and family ready to share their secret, with eyes twinkling mischievously and with uncontrollable giggles.  The secret is as sweet as, “I love you” or as silly as, “My nails sparkle in the sun.”  People of faith often are eager to share their secret too, the secret to their peace and the reason for their hope.  Lovers, particularly those who are just beginning the journey, are ever so eager to give up their personal time for the sake of together time for the simple pleasure of unfolding the mystery of life through the eyes of another.

Adults (and children who have been thrust into adult situations prematurely) have been known to withdraw from friends and family with eyes downcast and with dreaded anxiety, eager to hide their new secret.  The secret is as evil as molestation or abuse and as common as failure or shame.  Government authorities often run in the realm of secrecy, the truths and activities of which are known only to the classified few.  Business moguls, particularly those who are far in the journey, are ever so eager to lose their personal time for the simple pleasure of financial gain and securing  success in the eyes of others.

Life is full of secrets.

Some secrets lead to increased quality of life.  It is not unlike a healthy lifestyle which promotes a stronger body and a longer lifespan.  These people have the energy and stamina to embrace life and enjoy it fully.  These people are full of dynamic life and charisma; those around these people celebrate life because these people are inspiring.  It isn’t from an absence of adversity or challenge, but the secrets of life allow them to thrive in spite of obstacles and deprivation.  It isn’t from an attitude of naïvety or a condition of ignorance, but the secrets of life empower them to push against the clutches of a victim mentality.  News media occasionally report inspirational stories of these people, bookstores and libraries are full of biographies of these people and blog posts appear every day by these people telling their story of life.  These people are not afraid of Love.  Life is full of secrets.

Some secrets lead to a slow but sure deterioration of life.  It is not unlike cancer, known and unknown, which slowly eats away at all life-giving substances of the body, soul and mind, feeding on itself until there is simply nothing left resembling life.  These people are in continual turmoil; drama is the main theme regardless if the events are trivial or life changing.  Change presents a threat for these people, for the unknown presents a need for a new method of control.  Otherwise the secret might get out.  The necessity to keep the secret concealed in darkness funnels all energy and subconscious thought of these people.  News media and tabloids thrive on tales of these people.  Movies become epic based on these people.  Institutions and medical practices become the punctuation within the unfolding stories of these people.  These people are often strangers of Love.   Life is full of secrets.

We may have been born into a life of carcinogenic secrets and we chose to move into a different environment.  We may have been born into a life inspirational secrets and we chose to embrace the secrets as our own.  The choice is ours and the choice is crucial for life is full of secrets.

It is our secrets in life that become the fuel for our journey.

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