Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Heart in motion

What a person truly loves is with them always. Age does not diminish desire, nor do physical limitations prevent the imagination. For when the body fails, the dream lives on.

If we refuse to recognize the weakness of flesh, we will be painfully reminded. A few days of limping about can restore a measure of sanity. Some skulls are thicker than others, so the pain must be greater.

Physical weakness can be overcome. A weak mind, however, cannot proceed past a certain point. Both body and mind require constant exercise to be at peak performance.

Feed your imagination and it will grow. Your perspectives will be sharper and your focus clearer. A heart in motion tends to keep going.

Understand the difference between fantasy and reality. It is the mental equivalent of knowing your limitations. Imagine a better world, and work to make it so.

Eyes that are open see much. Closing yourself in makes for a sheltered existence. Do not be a slave to circumstances: make them work for you.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Dust and ashes

People dream of a better world, and that is as far as it goes. This is a good thing, because their idea of better would only make things worse. Such notions are best left within, where they can do less harm.

Technology will not solve our problems. Look at the wondrous advances we have made, yet these issues still exist. The source of our misery is ourselves, and we cannot progress until we take an honest look at who we are.

Love is not the answer, for it so quickly turns to hate. And we sacrifice that which is most precious for that which fades away. Emptiness breeds further lack: we must fill our lives to save them.

To care is far better, and goes much deeper. It not only fills hearts but leads to fulfillment. The whole world could crash down, but that which you care about lives on.

All else is merely dust and ashes. Wicked men will destroy it, desiring to have it. If your wish is to take, then wishful thinking will lead to the worst of crimes.

When all is lost, those who care will remain. The fire will not consume them, rather it purifies. Lies fail in the light of truth, and the self-assured will find themselves stumbling through the wasteland they so desired.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Against the flow

Life is always trying to get you down. It may not be personal, since it tends to strike anyone it finds. If you are feeling good, enjoy it while you can.

We try to be happy, and this is best. Or else our lives will devolve into misery after misery. When getting out of bed becomes a drudgery, it is best to just stay put.

Staying upbeat is like swimming against the current. There is so much negativity you will be swept downstream. Nevertheless, we must fight with our all.

It is easy to focus on what is bad and entirely miss all the good. The latter are like precious gems: limited in quantity but the quality shines. And it makes the rest tolerable.

There is much to endure, and we must bear our burdens. No one can do it for us. Those who put their problems off on others are part of the problem.

Hardships try our patience, but we can overcome. Focus on what makes life worth living. The rest is just the dirt to be cleared away to  reveal the buried treasure.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Passing moments

Time is strange. It goes by slowly and quickly all at once. The childhood you thought would never end, soon comes to exist only in memory.

School days drag along until you can barely stand it. The tests are trying and the papers draining. There is fun to be had, but in smaller amounts.

And then, you grow up. Life becomes much harder, and there is no one to guide you along. The demands of work and daily survival outweigh the privileges of adulthood.

More is expected of grownups, but they are better prepared. A child stumbles, while an adult carefully makes their way past all the obstacles. And the struggle continues...

Cherish each moment before it passes. One day is not better or worse than another. Make the best of it all while the sun is shining.

Time does not fly, nor does it creep. The bored lack imagination. For the dreams of a child can reside in the heart of an adult who realizes the value of time.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Knowing our world

People come into our lives for a reason. Sometimes it is for their sake and sometimes for ours. Each is an opportunity to make ourselves better.

Those who are good, are there for support. They encourage the discouraged and comfort the discomforted. The world is a brighter place for their presence.

The evil pose as challenges to be overcome. We learn what not to do and how not to be. Because they darken things, we must shine a light.

Most people are a combination of the two. Though they care, they will afflict you with their problems. Be a good example, by keeping your own house in order.

The world cannot be saved, but it should never be wasted. There are those whose very existence is not for their sake. They fade away once their purpose has been served.

You do not need to like someone to learn from them. Even the worst examples can teach the most valuable lessons. It is from unexpected encounters, that we come to know our world.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Proving grounds

We live for a brief moment, and then return to the dust. Life is nothing to be proud of. Instead, it must be endured.

This world is where we prove ourselves. Are we made of sterner stuff? So many merely wither on the vine.

When all is said and done, will you fail the test? Success is never guaranteed. If you are not willing to put in the work, the outcome is assured.

Self respect cannot be stolen. All deceivers will eventually be found out. Few things are worse than to be exposed as a fraud.

It is here that we decide who we will be. Everything depends on the choices we make. One must be better to deserve more.

Live like your life depends on it. Love like there is no tomorrow. Not a day is assured, so not a one should be wasted.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Houses and homes

There are a group of people you probably know better than you would like to: they are called family. Your parents raise you, and your siblings help knock off the rough edges. You may not always get along, but you will always share a bond.

Life is not so grand. A loving family can pick you up when you have fallen prey to the worst this world has to offer. No matter how far away you stray, there is something special about coming home.

If there is no love, then it is only a house: typically four walls, a ceiling and a floor. Empty hearts make empty hearths. Everything that enters through such a door dies a little bit each day.

Siblings do not always see eye to eye, and this is because there are different pairs of eyes. Regardless of any semblance, children are individuals. They will be what they will be, and any attempt to change this can only meet with dismal failure.

Good parents raise good children. The little ones learn from the example of those who are bigger. If the progeny strays, then it is the responsibility of their mother and father to set them back on the right path.

Naturally, human beings do not enter this world alone. Ideally, they do not live their lives in solitude. Family is a group of people together, facing all of life's problems and sharing all of its joys... together.