Friday, February 8, 2013

"Momento Viviere".... Latin For "Remember To Live"

“There are moments which mark your life. Moments when you realize
nothing will ever be the same and time is divided into two parts, before this, and after this… Sometimes you can feel such a moment coming. That’s the test, or so I tell myself. I tell myself that at times like that, strong people keep moving forward anyway, no matter what they’re going to find”
John Hobbes (Fallen)

 Our life… The turning points… The predictable and unpredictable... The expected and the unexpected… Just remember to live it to the fullest!

David Hume once said, "There is no guarantee that the future will conform to our past experience." And he is absolutely right. Good (or bad) events, our accomplishments, and happenings - regardless of the fact that we lived through them - are not guaranteed to be repeated with the same results, even if we follow the same steps as the first time around. Life shows such remarkable regularity, yet there is no reason to believe that any regularity, or even any repetitive occurrences we notice, will persist from one moment to the next. 

“Take each day as an experience and each experience as a lesson taught...
Yes life is unpredictable but looking at it that way, I fear not; but look forward to the next sunrise...” ~RS

There is no such thing as an ideal life… Life is unpredictable regardless of a guaranteed sunrise tomorrow; the way it will turn out is a mystery. No matter where you are, what you are doing or going through, seeking perfection won’t bring you perfection. We all have uncertainty, problems… we all make mistakes because we are only human. The only cast-iron certainty we were given and left with is that we need to live life and not fear life. You just have to make the best of every situation that you come across in your life time. How we act and what we do within today’s certainly, will affect and ultimately modify our futures in one way or another.
Lesson taught…
Every day is a lesson taught (if I haven’t said that a thousand times, let me drill it a bit deeper!). I understand that even with the best planning, results won’t always be what I imagined but I still have to have expectations to guide me through.
Unfortunately for me, my mind (the mechanism responsible for setting my hopes), expects just as many failures and pains as successes and pleasures. Fortunately for me though, what I accomplish and what I expect are not necessarily one in the same because I don’t let myself become boxed in by my - or anyone else's - set expectations.
So even though I know I will experience some hard times, some regrets, some distress, some tears, some pains and some disappointment,  I also expect that I will have love, and that I will live a long,  fulfilling life with meaning to someone (but mostly to myself). I also expect laughter, and I expect to be successful in my career choices…
All of us should expect all of these things, as the bad will teach us and the good will uplift us. However, we all have to understand that they may not all happen in the order that we wish or they may not repeat themselves with the same outcome.

I said earlier, “I fear not the unpredictability of life as I look forward to the next sunrise.”
I have learned in all the things that are good and go right in my life that I can’t get too comfortable and take them for granted. I need to leave my imagination open to the unknown and expand its walls along with my comfort level for the unexpected. To fear and try to avoid pain and suffering is to avoid life.
Life is not easy and lately I’ve been feeling the burden of things not necessarily going my way… the way I imagined them going… the way I "knew" was best for me. It is funny that when 1 thing goes wrong - out of the plethora of things that go right -it can bring you and your aura down to the darkest pit. I have been extremely negative these past few weeks and need to reel it back in…
It is not easy; I have to take it 1 day at the time (joy and pain). I need to enjoy life's difficulties. I need to learn to face the ups gracefully and the downs strongly…

A moment, a love, a dream, a laugh, a kiss, a cry, my rights, my wrongs…to enjoying life


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