kind of funny to think of life as "it's supposed to
be," as if our experiences here on this planet have
come with an instruction book and a user's manual.
We see good things happen to other people and think that
those good things should be happening with us, also.
We see bad things happen to others and think that while
they might deserve those things, we certainly do not, and
they shouldn't happen to us at all.
life is life, and it doesn't operate by rules. It
flows. If a river suddenly finds its course blocked
by a landslide, it simply changes its course. Life
is like that, too. If we've put up blocks to the
flow of life in our efforts to control things, then life
will simply flow around us, and we may stand there a bit
dumbfounded, saying "That's not the way things were
supposed to be!"
is what it is, and in our life experience other people
will do what they do. How we react to life, and how
we act in and towards life, is what mostly determines what
our personal life experiences will be like. It's
that simple, and if life gets to be overwhelming and
difficult, I need to slow down and ask myself an important
question: is life really overwhelming and difficult,
or are my reactions making it seem overwhelming and
difficult to me?
love the fact that life is as it is, though I have to
remind myself of this constantly. Once I accept this
fact, my life becomes much easier, much simpler, for I no
longer need to try to control situations or
outcomes. When I accept this fact, I free myself up
to enjoy life, just as it is.