“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”- Confucius.
I’m absolutely positive that had I died, my Mother would deeply regret all the times She turned me away as a child asking Her to play. Because childhood is precious and fleeting, and because many years later that same little girl was nearly wiped off the planet. Surely, looking back on all those missed opportunities for memory making it would have been painful to recall. Many times we do the same thing to our opportunities. Just because they are not living and breathing creatures, it makes them no less valuable. When you ignore them or send them away, they can die just the same. How many opportunities have we let quietly slink away and die? Death has a way of making us take things more seriously. However, it is also because of death, that we value life more. Although, it is nearly impossible to recognize all of these opportunities in our busy daily lives, luckily they give us many chances to recognize them. Just as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, we will be met with another opportunity. With each one is the possibility for making memories, maybe money, generating happiness, or meeting someone you will never forget. Each time we knowingly let one of these opportunities pass us by, it’s a tragedy. Because, ultimately it is us who miss out. As life winds down or if it is ever threatened, these opportunities become much easier to spot. Therefore, do not fear the finite amount of time we have on this earth, but instead embrace it!
keep your eyes open,
“For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.”
Not too long ago a friend asked me if I was afraid of death, and She was right in supposing that I am not. In coming so close to dying and surviving, any fears of it were removed. Although I cannot completely take the credit. Many doctors,nurses,friends,family,and certainly angels were present. There is no reason to fear death because We are immortal. It has been scientifically shown that, energy can neither be created nor destroyed. Therefore, our energy(or soul) must simply be transferred somewhere else. This life is a transient plane. If your circumstances are bad, it helps to remind yourself that nothing is forever. This reminder also helps us to savor the present moment.While no one knows what happens to us when We pass,there are many theories. Some people have actually surmised a weight for our soul( 21 grams). There is no reason to fear. Through my recovery, love has continually carried me through. Each day We have a choice, there is no “wrong side of the bed.” Were not at the mercy of our emotions. This certainly doesn’t mean be robotic,just that We have a choice. I don’t know about you, but I enjoy having some semblance of control. Even though the World seems random or out of control it is oddly enough quite orderly. The Earth obeys laws of nature, the sun rises and sets each day, and even the stars are in patterns that create constellations. Each day your lungs inhale oxygen,you open your eyes, and move about freely(some cannot) We are not like a Fall leaf carried by the wind, so this is actually good news! You can make a conscious decision to be happy(and share it with others)or not. As Yoda says(nerd alert!). Do or do not, there is no try.Hope deferred makes the heart sick, if you follow the ways of love, you can’t go wrong. Each of us have options(yay options!) We can choose life(positivity) or choose death(negativity) Both have been placed before us. To my knowledge you’ll always win when you choose life.
“What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes.”-Harry Houdini.
How many of us chase an illusion? We try to emulate the pictures We see in beauty magazines,the lifestyles We see(or think We see)in media,and generally listen to what were subconsciously being told through popular culture. We are inundated with these fairy tale suggestions. The things you aren’t told upfront is that much of it is smoke and mirrors(or photoshop) so this means were essentially spectators at a giant magic show. Once it becomes clear that the picture isn’t authentic, you’ll find that what you already possess is just as good if not better, then what’s in the elusive fairy tale images being paraded on every available space.(i.e television,magazines,billboards,and in retail spaces) I’m not sure how it is in other countries, but in America the media is over saturated into daily living. This has caused some negative effects. Such as unnecessary fear,dieting,and misrepresentation. The fact is, that just like at a magic show,it’s helpful to realize it’s not all realistic. Many people realize this(I hope)but what about those that do not? It takes a certain amount of confidence and experience to not fall prey to these tactics. It’s important to be comfortable in your own skin and not care so much about what other people think. When you possess these things,you’ll find that you’ll be more successful in life. With confidence comes success,and there aren’t too many things better then marching to the beat of your own drum. True beauty is not contained inside the pages of a beauty magazine. However, there is beauty abound in your own brand of unique. A homogenized World full of models would be terribly boring,so do your best not to look like one. It’s in the perceived “imperfections,” that We can find perfection. When you truly see the unique beauty that you possess(i.e like yourself!) the media chatter begins to die down to a barely audible whisper. In other words you’ll be much happier and your corner of the universe will be much nicer!
It’s amazing what happiness will generate in your life. I have found that happiness attracts positive situations,good people,more confidence,and success! Once your able to tune out(the media junk) and get on your own wavelength, happiness becomes a renewable resource.
Cheers and tune out!