Sunday, October 7, 2018

Your life is your story... so... write well, edit often


How do you live your life? 

Do you rush through the present, thinking there’s always something around corner, there’s always something you need to finish to be happy? No matter how far you get and how hard you work you always want to go further looking for better.

Sure money matters, material things bring comfort, but unfortunately they don’t bring lasting happiness. You will always be unsatisfied until you realize that life isn’t about things.

Even though you’ve made yourself miserable wanting the stuff you don't need, the news is you already have everything. Life is meant to be lived.

You’re alive, and most of the time you have to do things you don’t want to do, you have to survive. But if you find yourself working for things that don’t matter like a big house or a fancy car, you’ve missed the point.

You already have everything you want, but it doesn’t feel enough, isn't it?

You grow old feeling being cheated.

An unfortunate pitfall of growing old is that you're at a high risk of getting disappointed and hurt by life. Kids are left, you're divorced and overweight, your sleep pattern is disturbed, you've started drinking and panicking about health issues, you've started asking yourself "is this all there is"...

After 50 you have reached maturity to see that you cannot improve your reality, you can just lower your expectations. You have no hope that something better will come and you've realized that "expect the unexpected, believe in the unbelievable, and achieve the unachievable" is a bullshit.

You're feeling as if you are unseen and unheard, although you still have hope for something better to come. My friend, nothing better will come, Elvis has left the building. You will feel lost and there’s none here to help you to get through this crap of old age.

The list of your needs grows, and you wonder how you’ll get it all done and still make your mortgage payment. You work more hours so you can do all the other stuff “someday.” You save your money so that you can retire. You start living for retirement. It is so ridiculous, you are not seeing that you are too tired to live up to the expectation you have of retirement.

You stick to blind hope, your ultimate delusion. 

You pushed aside living at present moment so that you could live up to a hope that doesn’t exist. To live, you’ve got to let hopes and expectations go.

Stop wanting more, be grateful for today. Live in the moment. Cherish your life and the time you have in this world. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, then it wasn’t meant to; let it go. You think if you don’t interfere it won’t happen.

Life is meant to be fun. It doesn’t go anywhere it just is, here, in this very moment. It is easy and effortless, but you rarely recognize it for what it is.

"I shall no longer be instructed by the Yoga Veda or the Aharva Veda, or the ascetics, or any other doctrine whatsoever. I shall learn from myself, be a pupil of myself; I shall get to know myself, the mystery of Siddhartha.” He looked around as if he were seeing the world for the first time. - Siddhartta, Herman Hesse


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