Monday, April 27, 2009

Continue your life as you go along

The above quote is really a very suitable quote for me. I always think that life is full of beauty. I know life can never be as perfect as you can imagine. Sometimes there are those moments that you feel like you just want to skip and be done with it but you can't. Of course you can't, life is those moments that you have to go through. There's no remote control in life where you can rewind and fast forward the moments. No way you can freeze time. But if you're able to see the meaning of each moments you've been through, whether it is good or bad, you'll find the life is worth to live. Anyway, if you see my first posting about a poem on 'what is life', you'll see that life can be describes as many different things to other people. Here's what I just found, someone said that life is an enldess marathon. Don't you love the term? I do. Just like what I said, you can't freeze time, you can't click the 'pause' button in life. You just go...continue your life as you go along.
Life Is An Endless Marathon

Life is a marathon. I heard various versions of what life is. Life is a gift- enjoy it. Life isn’t a dance on roses- don't get your hopes too high. Life is a battle- fight for it. Life is a box of chocolate- you might be surprised sometimes, be happy anyway. Life is a bitch- hardships await you. Some even say life sucks- so what, shit happens. Life is beautiful- fateful and tragic last words. I think they are all missing the point. Life is just life. You might say. Life is an endless marathon. That is my life philosophy. It didn't come free. So, if it is true, then what? What are most important success principles in a marathon? What are the best qualities one can hope to own to succeed in a marathon?

Needless to say, you need to have enough energy and resource to succeed. You need to be tenacious. You need to have a strong mind. You need to use your strength wisely and skilfully. You need to have faith. Use the wind to lighten your journey. Take a rest to refill your inventory from time to time. You should never lose your trust in yourself under any circumstances and never let the final goal slip out of your mind. You must not be ruthless to your fellow runners. Kindness and helpfulness can go a long way. Be grateful for any help you receive on the way. You also need to remember, any short term success surely add to the final success. However, any small set back is just a temporary set back. The final score is not yet decided. Armed with this knowledge you will not be devastated when you find yourself in a temporary slump. The final score is what it counts. You might be surprised in the end of the march. It is not the strongest that wins. This is because it is a repeated marathon, quite unlike the sport.

"Beauty puts a face on God. When we gaze at nature, at a loved one, at a work of art, our soul immediately recognizes and is drawn to the face of God."
-Margaret Brownley, Grieving God's Way

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.
-Frank Lloyd Wright
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