Opinion

LIFE 102 | In, Through and Out: Enjoy the ride of life

By KATHLEEN FULLER

In: This is pretty much how I see it we are born to parents and circumstances that we did not choose some were luckier than others?

Through: This journey starts the day we are born and continues to the inevitable. It is what we do on the many vast and varied paths we may take that are the melodramas of life. Unfortunately there is no tour guide book to reference, we are on our own.

Life is really an adventure some believe in the luck of the draw others if it can rain on their parade it will. I have spoken with my peers in respect to their journey while some thought life was a kick so far there are those who had a different word for it.

Life is tough and as we get older it can be a struggle to do the ordinary things we use to do in a snap we wonder who turned off the world as we knew it welcome my friends to Life 102?

Somewhere between the “in and out” the span of everyday living manages to train us for the challenges that often plague us. I have heard it stated that passing through on this planet was a privilege. Do I buy this I don’t really know?

I do however understand that the most successful and content people that I know seem to possess a unique passion the one ingredient that is essential to the quality of their  existence which motivates them to get going everyday regardless of  life’s obstacles.

In senior years, we must make adjustments and in most cases rethink our lives to find that passion. A fortunate few have always been aware of their life passion and knew it was separate from their identity in there lays the secret our passion is not our identity it is the power that sustains us through the rough times and appreciate the glorious moments.

It is the peacefulness that comes with the knowledge that we are unique we have a secret garden to escape to, a place inside ourselves that belongs to us. I implore you to seek your passion journal your passages through this journey and remember life is just a bunch of moments good as well as bad.

To possess the ability to accept ourselves warts and all is the key to serenity.  My passion has always been my writing that is where I turn when I try to make sense of the challenges in my life.

Out: What can I say accept that we will continue our journey in a different realm?  No there is no tour guide reference book for that passage either. No matter where you are enjoy this ride of life.

Kathleen Fuller can be reached at katbow@wavecable.com.

 

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