Roll Down The Windows And Turn Up The Music

Roll Down The Windows And Turn Up The Music

Alan Watts once said that in music, one doesn't make the end of the composition the point of the composition. A piece of music is to be enjoyed as a tapestry or a painting, with all of the elements coming together to create a beautiful work of art. The same can be said about life. Life isn't about getting to the end, it's about enjoying the journey. This week on This Is Us, we witnessed an event that we knew was coming, the death of William.  We knew it was coming and we knew HOW his death was coming, but I don't think anyone was emotionally prepared for the kick to the gut this episode was. After a road-trip with his son, William died in a Memphis hospital, Randall's hands on his head keeping him calm. My wife and I shed more than a couple of tears while watching this incredibly sad and gut wrenching scene. During the trip, William shared some advice...
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The Second Day Is The Hardest Day

The Second Day Is The Hardest Day

The hardest day is always the day after you begin something new. Conventional wisdom, although is that it takes 21 days to create a new habit. Whether or not this is correct is really irrelevant. Creating a new habit takes time, perseverance, and dedication. More often than not, the second day is the most difficult. The first day of a new habit is exciting because it's new. You're motivated, and ready to tackle that "thing" you've been putting off forever. Then comes the next day, and the next, and the next. Soon the new habit loses it's luster and the excitement wears off. By Valentine's Day your new habits and resolutions have fallen by the wayside. Your life returns to the way it was and you resign yourself to the false belief that nothing ever changes. The best example is starting a new habit of working out. January is the busiest time in any gym around the world. Losing weight and getting fit are...
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Your Life Is Not A Journey, It’s A Dance

Your Life Is Not A Journey, It’s A Dance

One of the most popular sayings is "Life is a journey, not a destination". Sounds great, right? It's not. We've all been on journeys, and think about what the penultimate goal was...to get somewhere. A journey implies that there is a destination in mind, a finish line, a 'thing' you finally reach so you can rest. You undergo this journey to celebrate it's end. Is that how you want your life to be? To celebrate the end of things? Rejoice that something is over? Not me. To me, life is a piece of music, with each note to be savored mentally and emotionally. It's a dance to be danced with someone you love while that music is playing. I'm not concerned about getting somewhere. Alan Watts - Why Your Life Is Not A Journey from David Lindberg on Vimeo. I'd rather focus on being somewhere. The next time your life seems chaotic, take a second to stop and look around. Be present in the chaos. Look for things in...
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