“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 onall those missed opportunities for memory making itwould have been painful to recall. Many times we do the same thing to our opportunities.Just because they are not living and breathing creatures, itmakes 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 alsobecause of death, that we value life more. Although, it is nearly impossible to recognize all of these opportunities in ourbusy dailylives, luckily they give us many chances to recognize them. Just as sure as the sun will risetomorrow, we will be met with another opportunity.Witheach 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 lifewinds down or if it is ever threatened,these opportunities becomemuch easier to spot. Therefore, do not fear the finite amount of time we have on this earth, but instead embrace it!
“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 soclose todyingand surviving, any fearsof 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. Thislife 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 surmiseda weight for our soul( 21 grams). There is no reason to fear. Through my recovery, love hascontinually carried me through. Each day We have a choice, there is no “wrong side of the bed.” Were notat the mercyofour 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 arein 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 actuallygood news!You can make a conscious decision tobe 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 youfollow 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 winwhen 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 issmoke and mirrors(or photoshop) so this means were essentially spectators at a giant magic show. Once it becomes clear that the pictureisn’t authentic, you’ll find thatwhat 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 asunnecessary 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 beautyis not contained inside the pages ofa beauty magazine. However, there is beauty abound inyour own brand of unique. Ahomogenized World full ofmodels wouldbe terribly boring,so do your best notto look like one. It’s in the perceived “imperfections,” that Wecan find perfection. When you truly see theunique beauty that you possess(i.e like yourself!) themediachatter begins to die down to a barely audible whisper. In other words you’ll be much happier andyour corner of theuniverse will be muchnicer!
It’s amazing what happinesswill generate in your life. I have found that happiness attracts positivesituations,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.