April 18th, 2011 maxie 0 , , Growth, Inspiration

In short, life is funny… humorous, really.

It takes you by surprise. It humbles you when your ego has gotten a
few inches too big. And, just when you can’t comprehend what on earth
you are doing with it, life re-affirms your existence and purpose.

I have yet to see all of these things happen in order.  Unlike a
perfectly written story with a hopeful beginning, shaky middle, and
end that includes the words “happily ever after.”

Instead, life’s events happen simultaneously.
With no start or finishing point, I have come to
conclude that life just IS.

In a world where time is ultimately irrelevant, we are all overly
obsessed with the idea of having too little of it. For most people,
this obsession with not having enough time turns into a worry, an
insecurity, and a constant questioning of those various milestones you
are or could be reaching.
Rather then living in a seemingly timeless
moment, you wonder if pending decisions will be right or wrong, and
will get you to where you eventually want to be.

Even though
opportunities that your life presents may eventually get
you to ‘where you want to be’, where you end up may not be what you
had imagined at all.

The world is cluttered with millions of writings that cover anything
and everything from the meaning of life, finding the happiest you, and
let’s not forget the great theory of positive thinking.

I for one have nothing against these books as they inspire, and give
hope, and new ways of thinking.

What I do question, however, is how these stories attempt to explain
the mysteries of the world in a neat and tidy 250 page novel – with
numbered pages, indexed headings, and easy to follow tips. These
accounts are written after the fact, and rarely show growth after the
idea and personal experience has been published.

In reality, people are looking for a quick fix, an easy answer, and ways to romanticize their lives while fitting gigantic abstract situations into seemingly small holes. They read these books hoping to find one sentence that will change their life forever, and forget everything the minute their own individual life takes an unexpected turn.

I am beginning to realize that
there is a difference between taking leaps of faith and trying to make
things happen the way you see fit.

—- I think life is more obscure then that, you are never really done
learning and growing.

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