Pressing The Play

This morning, my daughter asked me where did I get the calmness to lead a life as I do, even when I should be nervous, when others would have gone crazy. For a moment, I didn’t know what to say...
There are certain times in our lives when everything around us seems to be falling apart and it is difficult to know where we can grab. Moments I don’t know where I am and it could drive me insane, but these are the times that I decided to stop and think “logical” or the best, not to think about anything. I have reached the conclusion that by trying to understand and giving meaning to everything that happens to me, it doesn’t help at all. It just make it worse.
Life is too short?
Maybe ...No, life can be short. But it is all worth it: a smile, a hug, a kiss, a dinner with friends, the mere fact that it exists...
Each felt experience makes us who we are or what we think we are. We are different from what we were yesterday, than we are today and what we will be tomorrow. Better or worse, it doesn’t matter. The important thing is not to “stop” and “continue”. It is turning off the “pause “and pressing  the “play”  and living the best I can that I find myself again.
 
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4 Responses May 10, 2012

*faerie tiptoes to press your buttons* ;p

I really loved this whole analogy about pushing the play button. It is so easy to get stuck on pause.I especially liked this:<br />
" I have reached the conclusion that by trying to understand and giving meaning to everything that happens to me, it doesn’t help at all. It just make it worse." <br />
I think you're right. Sometimes you just have to accept that in life stuff happens--trying to make sense of it all is what gets you stuck (and gives you a headache).<br />
I love your attitude, and I loved this story.

"... trying to make sense of it all is what gets you stuck ..." Thank you, Quin... faerie needed to hear this.

You're welcome. I read once that people who tend to get depressed get so because they try too hard make rational sense out of life-- which is inherently irrational. It helped me to learn to back off. I hope it helps you too.

There is no point in looking back, apart from good memories. Always look forward and enjoy as much as you can. A great philosophy Princess. :)

A recognition of the universe, an appreciation for the beauty and the fragility of life, a yearning to experience all that life in this universe has to offer... this is love.<br />
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You are love.<br />
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The answer is love.