Friday, February 24, 2012

It's All Life

A couple of really good quotes came my way yesterday. I would like to share them with you.

“Somebody’s boring me. I think it’s me”.
-Dylan Thomas

“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem”.
-Unknown but sent to me by a fellow thinker.

I’m not going to pretend that I don’t think I have some good qualities. If you could separate the world into good guys and bad guys, I know I am one of the good guys. I think I am at an age and a time in my life when I am starting to experience some self-actualization. In other words, I have a sense of self, what I am worth, and why I am here. Having said this, sometimes I drive myself crazy. I tend to be a thinker who spends a lot of time in philosophical discourse with myself while trying to develop a personal theology and understanding of the meaning of life…well, at least my life. Sometimes I wear myself out doing this and, as Dylan Thomas suggests, I bore myself with myself. Sometimes I wish I could just relax, chill out, and not feel the need to understand the universe.

As far as the second quote goes, why are we always surprised when life is problematic? Who told us that all of life is a walk in the park on a beautiful spring morning? OK, sometimes life is a walk in the park on a beautiful spring morning. However, it is also at times a walk under overcast skies in the pouring rain. This is where most of us fall into the dualistic thinking where we assume a sunny day is better than a rainy day. Both are simply weather. Some people think problems are stumbling blocks while others see problems as challenges. Try not to see anything as a problem. It’s an over-used phrase but life, and what happens in life, “is what it is”. There are changes in the weather and there are seasons in life. However, it’s all life.

1 comment:

Kristy L. Cambron said...

"Both are simply weather." - I love this! You are right in this thinking... We learn from the rainy days just as we do when we warm in the sun - we just learn those life lessons differently. All are valuable. All point to who we are, and who will will become because of them. (Though the rainy days aren't always fun, I hope I'm better for having weathered them.) : )