For me, I like to think that the point of life it more comparable to surfing…lots of lulls where there’s just not a lot of action, and then very now and then a mountainous wave starts to rise up, and you have to work like the devil to get to the top of it. Then, as reward for all your efforts, you get to enjoy a great view and WHAT A RIDE!…all for a few brief moments. Of course, sometimes you crash, burn, and wipe out…timing was off or you just didn’t find your balance. It is then that your family or friends drag your body out of the water up to the beach, and look after you until you’re recovered and ready to jump back in the frey again.
That’s why it’s so important to have people and things in your life that matter enough for you to invest your heart in them…it comes back to you.]]>
I wouldn’t have it any other way!]]>
But maybe, just maybe, acceptance of our “lot” with humility and grace is true paradise. It’s the very core meaning of maturity.
Acceptance, not resignation, is really the key here.]]>
Possibly linked to “Forget yourself and go to work”?]]>
It’s so easy to let your life be ruled by inertia. I often feel in a rut. There’s always something external to me—poverty, debt, family situation, oppression by the Man, etc.— that I can point to as reasons for not being anxiously engaged, for not reaching out, for not making big things happen, but they’re just excuses for letting inertia rule. It’s the lazy, safe way.]]>
These sorts of philosophical questions are what drive me to dig into theology and and metaphysics. Not only do we need to answer the “what should we do” questions in life but also the “how and why should we do it” questions.]]>
I heard a general answer once that I agree with. If you want someone to change, increase their testimony. That may be a key. Maintaining a high value on certain things.]]>