Life is many things at once. Life is wonderful, beautiful, and miraculous. But there is one thing that life isn't: simple. This is more noticeable at times than at others. We don't always make it any easier on ourselves; we hold onto beliefs, habits, and ideas that are incorrect, absurd, or even harmful to us. We go through life refusing to see simple truths because we are afraid they will be too difficult to bear, not realizing that accepting them will make every day much easier and more joyful. William Beteet's list perfectly describes some difficult truths that we must learn to accept.
1. Everyone you care about will die
As depressing as it may sound, accepting that you and everyone you know will not be around forever will enrich and deepen your relationships. So many people take their loved ones for granted and are filled with remorse when they die. We never know when we will learn that our parents, grandparents, or friends are no longer with us. Have you recently called your parents? Call them right now. Our relationships are the most important things in our lives and should be treasured.
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2. We Give Meaning to Our Lives
Buddhists believe that our thoughts and actions shape our world. Having a meaningful life is, therefore, a choice. We don't have to join the peace corps or end world hunger to live a meaningful life; a grocery store bagger can feel just as fulfilled as the CEO of a major corporation. We are often too focused on what we don't have and what we want, which makes our lives feel empty no matter how much we have accomplished.
3. There is no such thing as a perfect partner
Many people fantasize about the perfect romance and a partner who will sweep us off our feet and into an eternally happy ever after. In fact, most of us are probably guilty of fantasizing about our “ideal match” from time to time. But how does it affect our real relationships when our partners don't live up to our idealized expectations? This does not imply that we should settle for someone with whom we are unhappy, but it does imply that we should always expect to put effort into a relationship. Consider it an artistic masterpiece; you and your partner are the tools, and you must collaborate to make the canvas beautiful. In a relationship, we can be happy and fulfilled, but not if we expect the canvas to paint itself! Take a look at the article linked below. It emphasizes some key points and the basic tenets of a satisfying relationship. You'll be less likely to overdo it once you've learned these.
4. Life Is Just a Game
Why should we spend our entire lives walking on eggshells, fearful of getting something horribly wrong? This is our life to learn from and experience. Consider it a game; decide what we want to do with our lives, learn the rules, and level up. We will never achieve or be successful if we are afraid to play. Have you ever heard of a person becoming a professional football player without ever stepping foot on a field?
5. Everything Comes to an End
This is similar to the first, but it may be a little harder to hear. Nothing lasts indefinitely. We'll only be young for a short time before we're old. We will fall in love, fall out of love, or lose those we care about. We will live and then die. So many people have lived, loved, succeeded, failed, and died before us. We must remember that we are not unique. Rather than being depressed, we can choose to be grateful, excited, and even empowered in this life. What would make something special if it could last forever? Things gain value as time passes and they come to an end. We must be grateful for everything.
6. Be Romantic About The Minor Details
Because we now know that everything has an ending, we also know that we must love everything we can in life. When placed in the mundane mind of someone who views life as “the daily grind,” things can become so mundane. Things are beautiful when we take the time to appreciate them. Take a different route to work or school, lie down in the grass and gaze up at the stars. If you are romantic, the world will always feel magical to you. Take a day off from work to relax and enjoy life! The following article discusses some good ways to slow down and enjoy the end of your week.
7. Be a Realist When It Comes To The Big Issues
Even though we shouldn't take life too seriously, we also shouldn't let our right brain rule all hours of the day. Some situations in life necessitate the use of our more analytical mind. For example, those of us who aspire to be famous authors cannot simply write a few words and then discover that, BOOM, we're a best seller! No. We must take the necessary steps to edit, promote, and publish our work. Most worthwhile endeavors necessitate the expenditure of time and energy. Basically, everyone has to use their brain at some point. Check out this article for some pointers on how to use your brain to get things done.
8. Find a Solution or Don't Complain
Almost everyone has met someone who does nothing but complain about how his or her life isn't going as planned. We either ignore it or become irritated with them. We wonder why they don't just change it if they don't like it. However, if we are honest with ourselves, we realize that we are not always much better. “That teacher is too picky; her tests are illogical.” “I have a condition that prevents me from learning how to do that.” Complaints, on the other hand, rarely change anything and, more often than not, hold us back. We must be proactive and optimistic. We must believe that we can find a solution. We can keep our gripes to ourselves if we don't.
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You have heard it all before: "Live life to the fullest", "follow your dreams", "be who you are" and "if it is meant to be, it will be". These are all wonderful quotes that are meant to help you live a happy life but they miss the point. Our lives are interconnected with each other and with the world.
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