This is one thing that I think most people understand about life. Or at least if you didn’t, you should. We truly need to understand the fact that we don’t get out of this life alive! Mae is right, if we do it right, once will indeed be enough.
Throughout our lives there are so many things that happen that affect us and our future. From the decisions our parents make when we are little and can’t decide things for ourselves, to those that we make as we get older. Those choices and decisions, both major and minor, affect not just us but it also affects those around us too.
We need to remember that since we only get one shot at life here on earth, we need to do some things differently in order to do it right. Life is the school that we are in and everyday is the classroom. There comes a simple yet very important fact about the need for us to learn everyday in life. There are constant lessons that help guide us along the way of trying to live this one life that we have in the correct way.
Everyone has different views of how to “do it right.” That is both the beautiful and harsh thing about life is that it’s up to us. There is no manual that we have to follow page by page. But if there were, here would be a couple of the chapters in that book (in my case it would be the book on life for dummies) J
One would have to be about the fact that our lives are up to us to live. We have the total responsibility on how to live our lives, what direction we want to go in, the thoughts and ideas that come into our heads, and definitely the action needed to do things is totally up to us. The fact that we need to guard our thoughts and ideas that come into our minds is a crucial one. It has been said that the most valuable space in the world is the six inches between our ears. Yet most people, including me, don’t guard and protect that half a foot of space enough. It’s never too late to post a guard to the entrance of our minds along with realizing the power of the things that go on in between our ears that affect our entire life.
Another chapter for sure would have to be about other people. How important it is to have good people around us that help us throughout life instead of hinder and cause problems for us throughout life. Who we hang out with directly affects those thoughts and ideas that get into our heads for sure. But we also need to love people where they are at and understand they too are on their own path in their lives. They too struggle with things as we all have those struggles and issues that we must deal with for sure every day in our lives. This does not mean that we should let their issues and problems get in the way of our journey that we must continue on. Doesn’t mean we can’t try and help them, be there for them, listen to them, etc., but we cannot let others negatively affect us in going in the direction that we know we must go towards.
Obviously there would be many more chapters and the cool thing is there are those chapters that we are in charge of writing in our own book of our own lives. What is your book all about? What direction are you heading in? What are you going after in your days that you have left? Listen to my podcast and I will tell you more of what I’m going after along with hopefully helping you figure out what you are going after in your life. Always let me know any thoughts and ideas that you have that can help others, including me on this journey we are all on together.