The examined life is hell

April 22, 2010

I’m sitting here in red rocks country thinking about the fact that we’re all seekers, in one form or another, carrying our lanterns and following the beacon that we believe will lead us home.

Sometimes we’re forced to navigate rough waters or get beached on rocky shoals. Other times we’re fooled by false beacons. Or can’t find one at all.

Some of us find home but can’t stay there. Maybe because life has become less about finding home than about the search, itself.

I believe in the examined life. In looking inward for answers to the tough questions.

At his trial for heresy, Socrates supposedly said “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

But there’s no question that the examined life is the tougher path.

One comment on “The examined life is hell
  1. Very true, but I just wish sometimes it was a bit easier.

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