Life's like that...
We hear lots of people use this phrase on a regular basis in some shape or form.
Whichever phrase is being used, the message seems to be, there are limitations to what we can do, think or achieve. The 'Life's Like That' phrase seems to come only with a negative tone. For some reason we use it to remind ourselves or others of our limited choices.
This post was inspired by a recent conversation I had about changing a group's work culture.
The thing was, everyone agreed that there is an ideal and they would all like to work in an ideal environment but everyone also agreed that it cant be done.
Ideal was something for the management books and stories. I heard a lot of 'Life's Like that' variations from everyone. Everyone left the conversation with a list of why things will remain the way they are and with a feeling that they have to just live through it. Find happiness and joy elsewhere.
I think differently. We need to revamp how we use these wonderful words 'Life's Life that'
to live by choice and not by chance
to make changes, not excuses
my self esteem not self pity
the sliver lining not the dark clouds
Love not jealously
to listen to my higher self not others opinions
Life is not supposed to be serious, its a journey. Its where you find love and joy and happiness with the many delicious contrasts you experience!
Life's Like that! Its beautiful, forgiving, inspiring, entertaining, powerful and funny.
I recently had a friend tell me she hired a dance choreographer to come to her home every weekend and teach her dancing. I thought it was the coolest thing I had heard for some time! How awesome does that sound?? Dancing - yes!
So I asked her why she decided to take dancing lessons now and she wrote..
"I always wanted to learn and I thought if I keep waiting for the right time, it may never come…. So I called helpline got some choreographer’s contacts and asked one to give me private class at home. It is coming to me at a very affordable price. I thought it is a great way to stay fit too…."
As soon as I read that, I knew what a silly question I had asked. Of course! If I want to try something new, shouldn't I go for it now?! Isn't that what I talk about all day?
Sometimes, I guess, all of us need reminders about the basic things.
There is never a prefect time or place to follow your dreams. Each of us are living our dream life. We asked for these experiences and therefore have created the physical world around us.
This is a good time as any to experience something different.Today is a good day to change the way we live.Today is a good day to drop all the animosity and forgive.Today is a good day to change your mind about someone.Today is a good day for ice-cream! Don't worry about things that haven't happened yet. So...
What are you going to do with 'today'?