Have you ever asked yourself what is Paradise and where to find it? It’s not something I think of often, but when I do, the meditations take over my brain and heart. A life dilemma. Doubting everything you’ve done and have planned to do in the future, your actions and decisions, trying to motivate your wishes, and find a purpose.
“There is no such place as Paradise. Even if you search to the ends of the Earth, there’s nothing at all. No matter how far you walk, it’s just the same road, it just goes on and on. But in spite of that…Why am I so driven to find it?”
That’s a quote from a top favorite anime of mine, Wolf’s Rain. Yes, I come down to Japanese animated movies when speaking of such a serious topic. The simple explanation to that is that I’ve always found them as being a reflection of human essence. They take humanity to another level, exploring the deepest desires, fears, the core of the soul.
So what is Paradise? The Wolf’s Rain focuses on the journey of four wolves in search of Paradise. They have no proof of it, no idea where to go, how to get there, but despite the complete unawareness, they can’t stop looking for it.
For centuries, “the wolf” has had an important significance in the realm of spirit animals. It symbolizes freedom, courage, intelligence and faith, for they are the key qualities in search of a higher goal. So is Paradise simply what we desire the most in life? Usually we fear what we want as much as we want it. It is a matter of time and hard-work, because only the most inferior pleasure comes naturally, and ecstatic euphoria always requires consciousness and learning. So maybe when we’re disciplined and brave enough to face our deepest desires, Paradise won’t need to be found, it will find us.