An ‘Aggressive Love for Life’ Regardless of Life’s Challenges
When I was growing up, my mother used to tell me that as long as I was trying hard and doing right, all would be well.
Today, we tell each other that even if life gets tough, you will conquer every challenge.
And I tell her, “Don’t you believe it.”
The truth is I don’t necessarily believe it. I’ve seen people who do everything right and then they fall apart a little by the wayside. And I think it’s due to not believing that life is going to be better. That you can be happy, healthy and be at peace with yourself.
In fact, I’ve met people who believe they’re going to die someday, but they also believe they’re never going to die.
And I tell them, “You are never going to die. You have all the time in the world. You don’t need to be thinking about it. You’ve got to let go of this thinking.”
And I tell them that if you are not at peace with me, I will not be at peace with you. I won’t be peaceful with you. And I’m not sure it’s possible to be peaceful with someone who thinks you’re going to die.
On the other hand, let me tell you the truth.
You can be happy, healthy and at peace with yourself, even during difficult times. If you want to be true to yourself, it will be hard work. But it’s worth it. You’ll find that things will get in your way, but then you’ll remember how difficult it was at the time. You’ll learn from your mistakes and you’ll realize that if life is a challenge,