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Not defining it allows freedom to appear; freedom to investigate; it allows for things, emotions, thoughts to be as they are, it allows to perceive what is and what is not and at it´s best, I suppose it allows for what life is all about.
The truth is many people have too much stuff and that may only give short term happiness.
The truth of the universe, its true nature, and that I am an extension of it.
The truth is revealed when I feel myself return to who I am. I often get lost in the stress of older years and bad health.
The truth that, this is enough.
This saying comes to mind:
We are not all in the same boat.
We are in the same storm.
Some have Yachts
Some have canoes,
And some are drowning.
Just be kind and help whoever you can.
A quote from Dag Hammarskjold comes to mind. My understanding of the quote is this: When we say YES to Life. When we are willing instead of full of self will. When we question the egoic “Shackles of Should,” we grow in self awareness and that kind of growth is evolutionary. It goes with the flow. It accents the HOW OF NOW and not the WHY ME. It reveals TODAY AS THE GIFT. That’s truth with a capitol T.
” I don’t know
put the question.
I don’t know when it was put.
I don’t even remember answering.
But, at some moment,
I did answer “Yes”
from that hour
was certain that existence is meaningful
had a goal.”
The only “should be” in life is I should be and try to be a good person. Life has given us no guarantees…we never know how long we have in this great and confusing world…so I try hard to be the best I can. Some days…not so much. I let myself down…but I get up and try again…Thankfully, God has given me a new day.
Nannette, I’m thinking we see this question the same way. I think you will like the Hammarskjoid I share today.
Thank you, Carol!! I came back this morning to read replies after I posted and I saw your post…and indeed I do appreciate the Hammarskjoid quote!
The truth is revealed when I let go of an idea of how life should be even though I carefully planned my future, it may not be exactly what I want. Eventually, I learned to live in acceptance rather than satisfaction.
I am learning,
dear Ngoc Nguyen,
through the painful waiting for a new hip,
to be satisfied
with what I have had to accept.
A difficult lesson,
but one worth learning.
I only grow wise through adversity.
Thanks for sharing your wisdom.
One thing for sure is that I don’t know how life “should” be, so I just do my best to let go and let it be.
I just read this quote from the Dalai Lama this morning over on mindfulbalance.org, and it strikes me that they are one of the responses to today’s question:
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.
For me, that rings true.
That we are loved.
The truth that we are loved is a power-filled truth that we all must nurture. Our job is willingness.
The truth that life is not all care bears and cotton candy. The truth that it does not matter what type of vehicle I drive. The truth that this or that product, vacation, spa, religion, political party, candy bar, fast food, sport star, music star, television program or movie will not make me happy, successful, popular or content. The truth that mankind can never stop warring with each other. Only I can make myself happy by not striving for happiness. That I need not accept hatred and I can be kind and peaceful. That I am enough, and I have enough.
What a power packed assessment of truth! You’ve truly corralled that “Why Me? monkey. Thank you Joseph.
Change is constant therefore life will change – good days and bad days.
Life shouldn’t be anything, it just is, key is to be grateful because we don’t know when our time will be up.
My ideas of what “success” is have changed dramatically over the years. I have found the TRUTH is less about me, and more about others.
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