Friday, October 25, 2013

To Live

"Knowledge about life is one thing," ... "Effective occupation of a place in life, with its dynamic currents passing through your being, is another." - The Varieties of Religious Experience, William James

Is there really any way I can expound upon that without ruining it? 

I find it fascinating that the louder I claim to "know" something the more life throws curveballs my way that disprove and poke holes in my know -it-all armor. I have yet to meet a person that benefits from my way of doing something because I know they will and tell them so. The reality I have found is that my life is much more peaceful and profound if I spend less time trying to prove my way is right to anyone else by any means, and more time effectively navigating my own path. 

It does make small talk, and even deeper conversations, a bit difficult though, as it seems the thing most aspired to, and acceptable, in our society is being right and having the most "likes" to prove it. 

I wonder how much peace awaits those willing to live in the silence of the moment and allow everyone their own path. I am finding more than I have had in quite some time. 

I am often amazed that truth really does speak softly and when it is screamed it has little value or affect.

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