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Originally posted by Tayesin
As a 17y.o. I asked my father about the meaning of life, he answered, "You're born, go to school, leave school and get a job then get married, have two kids, work till you're old and then die leaving the house to your kids."
I knew then life was far more than that, much more than what I call The Dream. The way he said it, with resignation, told me it was an expectation we are indoctrinated into from birth. I decided to break that mould and find a bigger picture. Nearly half a century later I know life is only about Experience, and the only way to experience it is as it unfolds. Making aware choices minute by minute on how we act, no longer reacting with our indoctrinations.
My old teacher told me once about learning to awaken, "Come to your practice as if naked." She meant to have no beliefs or expectations about anything, and I see this as a good basis for perceiving clearly in daily life.
I also see we tend to speed through life, too fast to see the signposts and the scenery. It's nicer to slow it down by choice.
Thanks for your well written post serbsta
Originally posted by pluckynoonez
reply to post by serbsta
Jerry Seinfeld had a comedy-bit that was similar. He would say "and what is with working out? I mean, you go to the gym, to workout, just so you can be there again to workout! It's like you are never working out to workout; just working out so you can workout!" Or he said something similar. The point is: I know what you mean.
Originally posted by DrumsRfun
We might not be rich but we are happy and thats what REALLY matters.
Originally posted by argentus
I can't say that I'm even close to figuring it all out - the BIG questions -- but meanwhile, it's a hell of a ride, and the destination becomes less important. Either or both of our human lives could be snuffed out tomorrow or the next day. There's no value in fretting over such possbilities. At the end of my race, I want to be put away wet and trembling, exhausted and happy....... knowing I frickin' RAN.