An anonymous author once wrote 'This
life is a test. It's only a test. Had this been an actual
life, you would have received further instructions as to
what to do and where to go. You may or may not be issued
an actual life later."
Wouldn't it be great if I could make a
"dry run" of my life first, before I actually
lived it? I could go through trial and error, and test
out what works and what doesn't, without worrying about
my mistakes - they would actually help me lead a
better life, one of more fulfillment.
It sure would be nice too if my life
came with an owners manual - something that would tell me
what to do, and when to do it, that would keep my life
running smoothly. A detailed section on "problems,
and how to fix them" would also sure help.
I don't however; the reality is that
this is probably the only life I'll have on earth. The
only way I can build my own owner's manual is through
experience, and by seeking out others' insight. The
usefulness of my manual will depend on how much I learn
from each event in my life - whether they are happy, sad,
or anywhere in between.
Just for Today
Today I'll experience whatever is
facing me more fully, so that I can get new
answers and insights. I'll write down my resulting
feelings and thoughts in a journal, to help build up
my "owner's manual".
In facing and welcoming my challenges,
I'll learn valuable lessons that will help me keep
improving the only life I have.
Life must be lived forwards., but can only be understood
backwards. - Anonymous
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