2014/12/03

Blogmas Day #3: Advise: Living in the Moment

I hope you'll bear me and my nowhere near professional attempt to explain my view on life.

"One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can't change."

Who of us doesn't know the feeling of failure lurking in our guts when we regret something so badly, yet we don't have the power to change it. We're not conquerors of time, nor are we magicians or insanely brilliant scientists who invented a time machine. It's a fact: The past is in the past and nobody can change the events that have already taken place. Imagine the mess one single, sudden change would cause in today's world. The series of events it would start. I don't want to go deeply into those theories, but I believe what happened, happened for a reason. I believe in fate. Yes, I do.
Fate. Destiny. Such little words with such a big meaning. I will continue to use the word "fate" though because I feel like it suits my interpretation of this unfathomable imagination it describes better than "destiny".
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"Destiny" sounds too determined to me. As the lovely quote above says, I believe that although our fate is somehow definite, the way we approach it is all in our hands. It's my decision if I take that job or not. It's in my hands if I move to that city or not. It's up to me if I stay with this guy or not. So obviously we can't sit back and completely ignore the future and never think days or weeks, even months ahead. But what we can do is take the day as it comes and be open to changes we didn't expect. Changes are natural, plans not working out sometimes lead the path to something bigger, something better. Don't throw everything overboard when things don't turn out how you want them to.
I feel like that's what living in the moment is all about. Change isn't reversable - most of the time - so we might as well make the best out of it and cherish the present. Because you can never go back. All you have is now.
If I wanted to take it further I could now say that this unexpected change could've been calculated by our fate so that it'd be part of a destined part in the end, but this confuses me way too much, so let's just keep it simple.

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