Living each day much muchier
Live all you can. It’s a mistake not to.
It doesn’t much matter what you do in particular,
so much as you LIVE while you’re doing it.
The Conversations With God books put forward a theory that the reason why we live the lives we do is because we seek particular experiences. The meaning of life is not 42 after all. It’s to experience the world and grow through that experience. In this theory, things are not good or bad, they simply are. Through 2009, I tried this outlook on for size. It’s amazing how suddenly life opens up once you face it fearlessly. There is no cause for regret… ever, no matter what you decide to do.
I’ve walked into experiences and appreciated them for their own sake, regardless of how they turned out. This past year, some things turned to shit and hurt like buggary but I don’t regret them for a second. I went in with my eyes wide open and I saw a lot. This past year, some things worked out wonderfully and I’m glad that I took risks that I’ve shied away from in the past. I used to live life under a shroud of anxiety about whether it was the right path to take, the good Christian thing to do and what life might have been like had I chosen differently.
Now I can quite honestly say that it doesn’t matter.
Live all you can – even the rough bits – and a world of nuance and wonder will open up.