However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. ~Henry David Thoreau
Many times I’ve felt like I had reached my breaking point. Like I was one step away from tipping over the mountain into the valley of nothing. The mind accepts defeat more easily than it would a victory, in victory, there’s always doubt. In defeat, there is alway confidence. The mind tricks you into accepting self-defeat by playing stories of all those times that things did work out or didn’t go as you planned. It can trick you into believing that there is nothing left, no way to go and your goals a frivolous.
I cannot shun the past because it contains information that is useful to script future goals. Looking back into the opaque window of reductive retrospect, what essential opportunities exist today that beckon one to seek with unrestrained enthusiasm? What iridescent signals flare from our conceptual self that if we heedlessly ignore their luminous summons, such deliberate acts of omission will suture the apex of our souls, relegating us to the dreaded curse of mucking along in an ordinary life stalled out by our overweening fear of estrangement? ~Kilroy J. Oldste
We come into this world and we are taught that life is a process of attainments. Or the collection of attainments. But I have since discovered that life is a process of rising above in the moments. The river wants to flow downhill or the wave wants to take you under, but you instead sit on a rock or surf the top of that wave. We essentially all have to be mermaids, every day, to live this life. There is a constant flow of water current: going up and going down. You go up to be happy. ~C. JoyBell C.
Life may not be pretty but it’s always beautiful. We may only see the ugliness on the surface. The shit that only the world chooses to notice. But, if we dig deep, if we get to the heart of life, where there’s no pain or fear, where we can just be who we are and love freely without judgement, it’s really beautiful.” ~S.L. Jennings