Sometimes we hope, that by being simply alive, happiness would be something we will find or stumble onto with utmost certainty. But waiting for happiness to occur by chance or luck is the equivalent of a reward without merits or a prize without struggle or effort.
One way or another, we all chase, some of us relentlessly, wealth, fame and love, in this exact order of importance. These life illusions don't always present themselves in such a prescribed pecking order. Fact is, we never know who shows up first, or if any of them will ever make itself present, at all.
Optimism is a deliberate attitude where we chose to contemplate life and its people, through their best lights, colors, and mantels. It is a predisposition to look, search and find, the better angle and perspective, on everything and everyone.
To be inspired is to be continuously and blissfully happy, to inhale profoundly and feel really, really good inside as we sigh in joy to the sweet taste of purely and simply being alive. Living an inspired life is a gift, a magic incantation that makes us life sorcerers, the kind that asks for nothing, but dispense wizardry back in spades.
If you want to live a blissful life, pay attention to "the little details" both on the receiving and giving ends of it. But not the kind where "the devil is in the..." as those are easy and hidden in plain sight and are usually expected rules, norms or stipulations, we either follow, ignore, break or circumvent. So, they are narrow in human nature and binary in their scope, as they simply bite you or they don't.
We travel through life from the moment we arrive on planet Earth. Wherever we are, whatever we do, we are always going somewhere as there is always a destination. But the journey is where life resides, not the destination.
Over time our faces become a reflection of our lives and what we are comprised of inside. Over time the mask of youth fades away as we bear the marks and scars of the kind of life and the way we have experienced it. Like a fingerprint, in a well-weathered face, every little crevice, corner, ridge, wrinkle
Resilience lies at the core, at the very essence of the human spirit. it is a vital and virtuous existential condition, comprised of sheer character strength and awesome, utter willfulness. Resilience is the untamable drive, burning fire, unflinching defiance,
We are all on this together, we are as ever one. Make it we are going to, physically distant but closer than ever before. We are going to make it through, Together, as ever, as one. It silently spreads... ruthlessly attempting to undermine our Society, threatening the way we live as we know it, all at once.
Martin Luther King believed that society's three evils are: Materialism, Militarism, and Racism. Today, decades later, we could 1) With income inequality, the lack of social mobility and the lack of a fair shot for all, we see evidence of the darker side of materialism;