Meaning in life comes from what we each do. Have you ever given this sentence much thought. Although this seems like an obvious observation, how often do we actually take responsibility for our lives and what we do to enrich it. So, that infamous statement, “Life sucks, and then you die” actually means, we have failed to give meaning to the moments, days, months and years of our lives. Who shall we blame that on? I love this quote “ we are all unique artists with the ability to create our own masterpiece “
This holds true to our lives as well. We are all human and we have our moments of feeling like we have been dealt a bad set of cards but the truth is, we are only sad because we are holding onto what we thought our lives would be. We are holding on to what we thought would give our lives value based on what we have read, or watched or heard since we were little ones.
But what if you let go and just forgot about what you have read and what you had heard as a little child…and you stop caring about what your friends paths were or your cousins..and you just decided to let your path be what it is and you truly relinquished control (I love this saying!!).
Do you think that if you let go of the way you thought things should be, perhaps you would be more open to other opportunities, perhaps you would see or try things, you never considered and this might just be a wonderful fulfilling thing as opposed to living someone else’s dream, expectations, story.
Live your own unique life, stop worrying about where you thought you should have been or could have been. A Buddhist teacher taught me one day that guilt and shame only hold us back because they don’t let you progress spiritually or physically for that matter. You can’t move forward if you feel like crap. So let go of it…because it is never too late to start a new journey.
Photos above our images of a friend daughter. She is utterly photogenic and such a joy to shoot 🙂