Thursday, January 12, 2012

Live your lives!

As I sit in front of my laptop to begin, the words of Theodore Roosevelt come to my mind:  “Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure …….than rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows no victory and no defeat.”  Well, how many of us are cut out for great victories and triumphs which this great man is talking about? Not many.                                                                                                                                                                                         And none of you will enjoy great victories if your mind does not want it. 
None of us is destined to wallow in misery or suffer throughout our life. None of us need to just ‘to pull on’ doing whatever little needed to get paid, feed our family, pay the bills and merge into the darkness ahead.
A lot of us are adjusting with a job we do not like, with a partner we do not love, and spend our days knowing very well that we are not living our life. This is going to be our greatest sorrow. We have failed in our mission here. We have not truly lived a single day on this planet. It is true that we got this life unasked. We have been lucky enough to be born in this century, in this country amidst abundance and advancement in every sphere of human activity. We are lucky that diseases did not cut short our life during early infancy or in childhood. We have been able to attend school, college and perhaps university to enrich ourselves. We have every comfort that our ancestors could not even dream of. But still in the heart of our hearts we are unhappy.  We are not living our lives.
Our thoughts and beliefs have been confined by our prejudices; we have never risen above the limits that were set in our mental and material horizons. We have been stuck with the precepts and tenets of our religion; we have been fettered by our cultural traditions. We have been leading a small life all the way convinced we are only capable that much and not more. Break these limiting beliefs!  Live the life you enjoy, you are destined for. Do the job you love, spend the free time the best way you want. Love those whom you like and say good bye feeling fulfilled and happy.  

1 comment:

  1. The unforgivable is NOT HAPPY

    Years from now you will be more sorry for the things that did not do than by what he did.
    So drop your chains. Step away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream on. Discover.
    Maybe one day we may repent of what we did ...
    But repentance is a sign that we had no fear of trying ...
    So what if things did not work as they should ...
    So what if it was not exactly what we wanted?
    And our life goes on ... to try and err often ...
    This is live and learn.

    It's hard to forgive? But who says it is easy to repent?
    If you feel something, say ...
    It's hard to open? But who said it was easy to find
    someone who wants to listen?
    If someone complains to you, listen ...
    It is difficult to hear certain things? But who says it's easy to listen to you?
    If someone loves you, love it ...
    It is difficult to give up? But who said it was easy to be happy?
    Not everything is easy in life ... But, of course, nothing is impossible
    We need to believe
    for not only dream but also makes all of these desires,
    There is always a choice there is always a way
    Enough to live an ancient past
    We are what we do to change what we
    the poet "that dreams do not grow old ..."
    Go ahead. Smile and firm decisions.