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Life is such an important thing to be so damn fragile like a deck of cards; to our fortune or not so fortune our promise and our peril are dealt by the exact same hand. So what is a person to do when there is a possibility that the next card laid on the table could be the one that ends your game?
The answer is fairly simple. PLAY!!! Play the games as long as you can; bluff and raise the stakes way too high. Take all that life is willing to give, make it work for you. Life may know the cards but it is up to you to play correctly for as long as you can. Pay no attention to the field concentrate all of your attention on your cards alone. Call every hand, even the one that makes no sense! Fold only when necessary, but above all; PLAY!!! Because death is dealt to everyone that plays, doesn’t mean that we lose simply means the game is over. Leave memories of a great game for those left behind. Memories of almost impossible hands won; outsmarting life as long as we could.
It’s after we’re gone that we meet “The Banker” to collect our winnings; so stack your chips for later, but for right now play life the best way you know how for as long as your streak will allow.
Why is a raven like a writing desk? A riddle that if you’ve ever seen Alice in wonderland have heard and possible tried to answer. I myself have sat many hours trying to understand the riddle; when the answer is finally stated in the movie I remember thinking, well that was a waste of time. It wasn’t until today while watching the movie again I found understanding, and decided to share it with you!
The answer is simple, there is no answer! Like this riddle sometimes things that happen in our live have no reason behind them, they can’t be explained, and there is no way to anticipate them! Try not to understand everything that happens because they aren’t meant to be understood! Simply experienced! 😄
So why is a raven like a writing desk? I haven’t the slightest idea!
So keeping with my New Year’s resolution to simply resolve; I did just that and I thought it appropriate to share with the world because someone may have this same item on their to-do list as well. I wanted to resolve the reason I worry so much. I’m only sure almost everyone does but I didn’t want to anymore; so I sat down and I started the process of figuring out just why I worry so much and strangely it was easier to resolve than I thought it would be.
I’m a bit of a control freak, I always have been that is nothing new to me. It’s not that I want to be in control; more or less I just want things done a certain way. So how do I resolve this problem; I start asking myself why questions and I have to give absolute honest answers:
Why do you worry?
Because I’m not in control.
Why do you have to be in control?
So that I always know what’s going on.
Why do you always need to know what going on?
So I’d always know the possible outcome of any situations I’m in.
Why do you need to know all possible outcomes of situations?
So I’m not caught off guard.
What would happen if you’re caught off guard?
There is a possibility that I may get hurt……
So through a series of why questions I learn that the reason I worry so much is because I don’t want to get hurt in any situation; I’m sure everyone has there own reasons for worrying but the truth is whatever the reason it can’t be fixed by worrying. If we fixate all of our efforts and attention on all of the bad possibility of life we’ll end up missing the good ones; our lives will be nothing more than always worrying about the what if’s of life. We should meditate and focus more of our labors on the good things and deal with the bad ones as they come, but we should never worry about them! Because worrying solves nothing!!!!
I love the idea that when the New year comes everyone makes resolutions for the new year. We do it for various reasons: stop smoking for healthy reasons, exercise more, create a budget to get yourself out of debt, the list goes on and on. Many times to have made New Year’s resolutions and normally I’d say this year is no different, but this year is different. This year my New Year’s resolution is to resolve.
I’m sure your thinking that makes no sense, but it; think about it. Say for instance my New Year’s resolution was to stop smoking (I really don’t smoke) and on January 1, 2013 I simply stop smoking. Granted I did what I said I would do, but how long will it be until I tell myself oh I’ll just have one cigarette and then that will be it no more. Soon that one turns into two and so forth and so on, then by June I’m back to smoking a pack today. How many can honestly say that’s how their New Year’s resolutions Normally go? We start off strong but time or life in general gets the better of us. What I’m suggesting is I don’t simply stop smoking but instead I find out why smoke. Because it is only when we take out the root of the problem we destroy the problem itself.
Commitment to correcting a bad habit or deciding to be better than we were before is always a great thing, but to do so without a true understanding of what created the bad habit or unhealthy way of living makes staying committed much more difficult, and ultimately makes your chances for success unlikely.
So this year instead of making resolutions; resolve the questions surrounding your resolutions, because the sooner you do that the sooner you can move onto the next thing and the next thing then pretty soon your problems will be behind you and you’ll have more time to dedicate to make in 2013 the greatest year of your life! That’s what I plan on doing. I wish everyone an amazing new year and I can’t wait to see how the great things in store for 2013!!