Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain ~
Sometimes, in fact occasionally more than once a day, people, circumstances, the generalized stuff of life, doesn’t make sense to me at all. It used to really bug me when this happened, and oftentimes I became really depressed, most especially by the actions of other people. I’ve shifted as a person though, and even though it was a pretty painful process and took a while, I can quite honestly declare today that it was all worth it, as the negative stuff of life just doesn’t impact me in the same way anymore.
I don’t mean to represent that I am some sort of teflon-like individual. I’m still easily hurt by the mean actions and words of people I really care about, feel enormous sadness over events that I can’t control, and sometimes genuinely wish that situations in my life could be different. The difference is, however, that I acknowledge it all, accept it all and let it all go in such a way that the emotions do not rest and reside in my heart creating samskaras, (wounds or blocks of negative energy), that might otherwise never be able to be dispelled.
I think what the f*ck moments will always be a part of my reality. Honestly, and I hope this doesn’t sound too glib, I believe that life in its ever-swirling loveliness presents me with occasions to remain detached from these kinds of occurences all the time. I don’t have to own the situations in my life that don’t make sense to me, in fact, and here’s the real kicker, I don’t need to understand the people, places and things in my life that are way outside of the edges of my comprehension at all, ever.
I do, for the sake of my own desire to live fully, peacefully and joyfully, take a little bit of time to practice awareness, acceptance and action when life engages me in a negative way. This way of living has given me the freedom and courage to expand myself without limits. I have waded into the ocean and have left the shores of what I know. And within that loving desire to transform and move forward is a fresh approach to a life worth living that has breathed me literally into a new, fun and lovely person.
It’s Big, Bold, Beautiful stuff, and I feel it coming off of me in wave after wave after wave….