Do not Die With Your Music Still Inside Of You
What is it that you love doing? What activity simply makes you beam when you think of it? What is it in your life that you’d do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
Well, whatever it was that sprang to mind is what you need to be doing. This is the thing should be come your avocation. What you need to do on a daily basis.
Why is it that we’re the only living creature on this earth that doesn’t believe that we’re worthy of being happy? Why is it that we allow others to control our joy our happiness our zest for life?
If you observe the animals, they do ‘what comes to mind’. If you watch a puppy, it will run and jump and play with no thought to ‘what should I be doing’. Watch nature shows and you’ll see monkeys just swinging aimlessly around the trees.
The other day, I watched a video recording of a monkey annoying a tiger. It was up in the trees above this beast that would really enjoy him for dinner just playing as though he did not have a care. The monkey would swoop down and tap the tiger on the head or yank its tail.
Then there is the storry about a kitten and the old street wise Tom cat. The kitten was spinning and spinning chasing his tail. The Tom asked the kitty what he was doing. “Well”, the kitten said, “I’ve been to cat schooling and they told me two things. First that the important thing that I am to do in live is be happy and two that happiness is in my tail. So, I’m going to catch up with my tail and be happy”. To this, the Tom said “I never had the opportunity to go to school and gained all of my knowledge on the streets. But, I too, have found out that the prime goal is happiness. I also learned that happiness is in my tail. But, I have learned to just go my way as I wish and my tail and happiness will just follow me all along’.
Tolstoy penned a novel about life by the name of ‘The life of Ivan Ilych’. Ivan was on his death bed and asked the question “what if my life has been a mistake”. Do not get to the conclusion of your life and question if you should have done things otherwise.
We so often place our happiness in the hands of others. We think only of others and fail to enjoy our life on a daily basis.
When you are trying to make a decision about something that you want to do, apply the rocking chair test. When you are trying to decide to do something or not just think about when you are old and grey and sitting on the front porch and think about this decision. Will you say about the thing that is troubling you “I wish I would have done it” or “I am glad that I did it”.
Life it way too short to be lived in the eyes of others. Live your life for yourself. Live your life as if god can see you, because he can.
Dare something worthwhile. Not necessarily something that will win the nobel peace prize or anything that grand. It may be as “little” as smiling at a child.
If you are having a problem with the law of attraction and the fact that “what you give out comes back”, try this little test. As you are walking down the hall at work or down the street, look at the next 20 people that you meet and do one of two things. At half of these people look at them directly and say “Hi” with a big smile. At the other half look straight at them and give them a big snarl or ugly face. What did you get in return.
It is a known fact that you cannot give out more than you get back.
The best thing to do is to do what you love, there by giving something that you love. That being said, you will then begin to get more of the same back.
Life is as good as I allow it to be.