To know and taste life is to live
life. We are
given the innate power to shape our lives...but we cannot just speak change,
we have to live change. Our intent combined with action builds the bridge to
success. We cannot just want it; we have to do it, live it...be it! Success
is not something we have, it is something we do!
know what can happen tomorrow. Life is like a novel, isn't it?
It's filled with suspense. You never know what's going to happen
until you turn the page.-Sidney
When I was a young kid, I had a set of ideals, standards, criteria, plans,
outlooks, and I thought that I just had to sit around and wait for them to
happen to me and then life would work.
But I learned later that life was not
like that for anybody; we cannot fall in love with a standard, we have to
fall in love with a person. We cannot live in a criteria, we have to live
our lives. We cannot wait for our plans to materialize, because they may
never materialize the way we think they will. We cannot wait to watch our
ideals and standards walk up to us, because we do not know what's ours until
we have it.
I think the
only answer is to live life to the fullest while you can and
collect memories like fools collect money. Because in the end,
that's all you have - happy memories-Sarah Strohmery
always take the first chance in case we never get a second one, but growing
up I learned to take even one step further, that we have to hold on to what
we have, when we have it, because whatever we have are ours but all the
ideals and criteria we have set in our minds are not ours since those have
not happened to us. We must first live life.
There was a story of a young man who before he began his
studies, he wanted assurance from the Master.
"Can you teach me the goal of human life?"
"I cannot," replied the Master.
"Or at least its meaning?"
"Can you indicate to me the nature of death and of life
beyond the grave?"
The young man walked away in scorn. The disciples were
dismayed that their Master had been shown up in a poor light.
The Master soothingly said, "Of what is it to comprehend
life's nature and life's meaning if you have never tasted it? I'd rather
you ate your pudding than speculated on it."
Most successful people are
patient towards all that are not answered in their hearts and try to love the
questions themselves... They may not find the answers at the moment because
they have not lived them yet. The point is for us to live everything. Live the
questions at this time and perhaps we will then gradually, without noticing
it, live along some distant day into the answers.
We also learn in life
that before we ever receive the wonderful treasures of a
happy life, we must first give.. Give of ourselves. Be of service to others
in whatever we could without expecting any return. Only what we give can be multiplied back into our own
lives. That is the law of the harvest, the law of the ten-fold return. If we
give nothing, even if it is multiplied, we receive nothing.
As we continue our journey, we learn that our lives are not
determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by
what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive
attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes.
It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.
By Tim Pedrosa
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