"Life isn't as serious
as my mind makes it out to be."
-- Eckhart Tolle
My Life Lessons
This is a series of revelations about my life that I am sharing with others for what it may be worth. These come from a lifetime of study and experience of others and myself, and I now translate them to words. These will be numbered; however, they are not in order of importance as all are equally important. It is just a way for me to keep track of them in this series. I hope you find value in them.
Life Lesson #21
Things and situations have no meaning when you're gone. Personal loving connections have long-lasting meaning.
I have come to believe that life was meant to be fun, interesting and enjoyable. As I develop more inner peace and intentionally decide to enjoy myself, I feel more alive and more fulfilled at the same time.
Eckhart Tolle said it clearly when he said, "What will be left of all the fearing and wanting associated with your problematic life situation that every day takes up most of your attention? A dash, one or two inches long, between the date of birth and date of death on your gravestone."
It's interesting when people close to you pass away and any of the problems, even all of the problems that you ever dealt with them about are no longer of the least importance. In fact, if all of the problems from a lifetime with that person were put in a pile, it would not even be a millimeter high. What matters is the good times, the times you connected, when you were both present in the present moment. The rest is worthless. Yet at the time, we made such a big deal out of them, even to the point of fighting, arguing, maybe yelling, maybe saying things that you didn't really mean to say and more. For what? For a dash.
Then if there might be any guilt being carried about, things we should have or could have but didn't, is all a bunch of feeling sorry for ourselves. It's our bruised ego trying to stay in charge. Yet, all that is now zero importance too. We just need to let go of that rope and allow love to fill us and that is the perfect cure.
As we have issues in our daily lives, as the things seem to loom over our heads, we need to remember that it is our own thoughts that place the importance on them, and that we can choose to stay in the present, connect with each other, share love which is our natural being, and enjoy ourselves and each other. As important things go, this is as important as it gets.
You Get To Choose What Is And Will Be Important To You.
Spread Some Joy Today--Chill. Find something to put a deep smile on your face. Enjoy that moment. Savor it.