Sometimes I wonder how many people we’ve looked at through the course of our lives but never seen…
I have a tendency to get too comfortable too soon. This works well for me in some ways because I make friends easily. But when it comes to my romantic life, it kills the romance. I leave no mystery. Time and time again, I feel closer to the person than they feel to me. Why? Because I’ve opened up more than they have. The result resembles a one sided relationship in that I feel stronger towards the person than they do towards me. The person senses this and hits me with the, “I’m not ready for a relationship” line. By which they mean, “I’m not ready for a relationship with you,” which is understandable, since I haven’t exactly given them any rightful choice in the matter. By that point, I’m already acting as if we are in one.
Sigh. At least my acknowledging the issue is a step in the right direction, right?
Just because I liked something at one point in time, doesn’t mean that I’ll always like it, nor that I have to go on liking it at all points in time as an unthinking act of loyalty to who I am as a person. To be loyal to myself is to allow myself to grow and change; to consistently challenge who I am and what I believe. The only thing of which I am certain, is uncertainty. And this is a good thing because it means I’m growing, and not stagnant or shrinking.
I’ve seen a baby cry, and then seconds later she laughed. The beauty of life: the pain never lasts.
Start living today. Start doing the things that you want to today. No excuses. No one knows what the future holds. Besides, what good does it do to live in the “one of these days” mindset? The life you have is today. The time to live it is now. Living and waiting are not mutually exclusive! But waiting to live is dangerous.
Yes, pursuing your dreams is hard. Especially if your dream has to do with changing the world. But here is my answer to any negative thinking you may struggle with when it comes to your dreams being “out of reach”, “far fetched”, “impossible”, or “simply too difficult”…
If you’re ambitious and passionate about your dream, than why let negative thinking hold you back? If you’re blessed with a dream that drives you forward, why stand still in fear? I guess my question is… if you’re not qualified, than who is? Or more importantly, if you don’t do it, than who will?
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
I wonder what would happen if people starting posting their personal prayer requests as status updates. Certainly, we’d all grow closer through the process of vulnerability. And possibly, Facebook could become a community of prayer warriors!