What Do You Live For?

Heaven and Earth..

“If I find myself in a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but only to arouse it, to suggest the real thing. If that is so, I must take care, on the one hand, never to despise, or to be unthankful for, these earthly blessings, and on the other, never to mistake them for the something else of which they are only a kind of copy, or echo, or mirage.”

~C.S. Lewis

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26 Responses to What Do You Live For?

  1. Yernasia Quorelios says:

    💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎

    💎 I Was Forged in The Heat and Pressure of ABC (Abusive Brutal Conditioned) UpBringing by Primary CareGivers who Knew NO!!! Better EveryOne; in The NOW!!! I Parent Those who ARE Still Bodily Alive as I Evolve Here in 3D and it is somewhat Painful and DisComforting yet Worth It, a Bit like ChildBirth…ergo, if It’s Too Stressful I Quit It as a Proud, NOT!!! Prideful, Quitter; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that Easy Street may Seem to be The Gold Paved Path Straight to Hell but if YOU!!! Wait Until YOU!!! Die to Get to Heaven then it WILL!!! Be Too Late as Heaven and Hell ARE Here On Earth 🌎 that Some Name Gaia EveryBody and Death is… 🤔 ?

    💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎

    …💎💎💎…

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    • mitchteemley says:

      I’m curious, Yernasia, why you (seem to) use random capitalization, exclamation points in the middle of sentences, and terminology that has meaning exclusive to you. As a result, I spend more time (as do others, I suspect) trying to figure what you’re trying to say than actually responding to it. No offense intended, my friend, I’ve simply been wondering.

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      • Yernasia Quorelios says:

        💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎

        💎 No problem SupaSoulBro; the simple answer is that some people get it and some people don’t as per the quote “Speak your mind, if they don’t get it they are not ready to receive the message.” ~ Anon…just like with religious, cultural, corporate, military and other leaders; it’s certainly not “exclusive” to Me and I AM Happy to Answer any questions about AnyThing I Post

        💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎

        …💎💎💎…

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  2. Great quote. There is a heaven beyond this Earth.

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  3. Born homesick for heaven.

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  4. numrhood says:

    matthew 49:10 they shall not hunger & thirst, neither shall the heat o sun shine them, for he that hath mercy on them shall guide thee, by the springs of water shall guide them, to engrave thee with the holy spirit.

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  5. Alan Kearns says:

    Yes! The best this world can give is a tiny taste of or a faint shadow of the glory of Heaven in all its splendour

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  6. CS was so Spirit-filled and articulate. Thank you for his words Mitch.

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  7. K.L. Hale says:

    This is one of my favorites by C.S. Lewis. It became that at a very pivotal time in my life. The feeling of not being satisfied here provides a heavenly longing; it’s comforting.

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  8. I knew before I got to the end of the quote who had said it. C. S. Lewis was an inspiration to me – a man with truly divine perspective.

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  9. On the one hand, each soul, who takes to heart Genesis 1:28 (“be fruitful and multiply”) can achieve worldly, genetic immortality. On the other hand, our creator assigning each of us a decidedly distinctive proficiency and personality would suggest there’s something far more meaningful in store for us; the vastly superior immortality attainable within the afterworld.

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  10. I just took a closer look at the picture. What kind of sadist sets a carousel on fire?!

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  11. Gracedxoxo says:

    C. S. Lewis bore his struggles and thoughts out loud for us all. I love this man!

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  12. Mary Sweeney says:

    This is one of my favorite C.S. Lewis quotes!

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  13. And they are our earthly blessings.

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