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Life Moves In One Direction

You can live in three different time dimensions in your head.

  1. The past
  2. The future
  3. The present

If you live in the past, you’re stuck in β€œwhy” mode. That means you always think about why things happened. That’s a recipe for unhappiness.

If you live in the future, you live in β€œwhat if” mode. That state of mind causes anxiety about everything that MIGHT happen in the future. Again, that’s a recipe for living a timid life.

You know that damned well. You also know that there’s only one ACTUAL time dimension;Β the present.

Why don’t we live in the present? There are millions of things that prevent us from living in real time.

One thing that has helped me let go of the past and future is to understand this:Β Life keeps moving forwardβ€Šβ€”β€Šit doesn’t care what I think or do, so I might as well not waste my time on stuff I can’t control.

If you look at it from a practical point of view, it doesn’t make sense to question the things that happen in our lifeβ€Šβ€”β€Šwe just have to keep moving forward.

There you have itβ€Šβ€”β€Šstuff you know, but you don’t do. I can’t guarantee a good life if you follow all principles. But when you follow these principles, you have more respect for the subtlety of life.

Because these principles have one goal: Get the most out of life. And that’s the only point there is.

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Do Whatever Life Expects Of You

Look, life is random. Why are you born to your parents? Why do you live where you live? Why were you bullied at school?Β Why, why, why?

Do you have the answers? I doubt it.

Instead of wishing that things were different, accept the circumstances of your life. No matter how bad they are.

Things are what they are. Look at it this way: Regardless of where you are in life, you are there forΒ someΒ reason. God, the universe, invisible forces.

It doesn’t matter what it is. But when life expects something from you, show up and play your part.