I have a friend who is going through a lot right now. I can’t say I know anything about the story; I don’t follow gossip, especially Second Life gossip, preferring to live under a rock. I do know something about real life though, having lived it. I do know, if you ever acted like less than the best person you were born to be, (heck I reckon we’ve all been a little less than saintly at times, I know I have) but, when you reach those moments of exact opposite suspension, those moments when you ARE at the highest pinnacles of the good of your life, the forces of your past will try to bring you back down. It’s a sort of an emotional physics; we seldom think we deserve the blessings bestowed upon us. I liken it to a recovered alcoholic who at weaker moments still thirsts for just one more dose of alcohol. I suppose we all rise above ourselves and grow, it’s called becoming an adult, the trick is to not let who you used to be make you walk away from who you’ve become. Regression is seldom a good thing and typically those you surround yourself with don’t particularly like to ride on that roller coaster of life.
The point is if the static that is making you want to regress is from the periphery of those around you, change your view, because it’s the people who don’t really know you who criticize the loudest. Why? They aren’t invested in your outcome. Or even in the steps you’ve taken through the chapters of your life, they don’t have a clue how hard it was for you to get from way back there, to right exactly here. The sad part is, we all have “haters” and “trolls” who in their self-proclaimed “in our best interests” create noise to try and steal our attention from our goals, the trick is to remain focused and not let them stop you from having an incredible life story. Because your story? Is written by YOUR hands and includes both the bad and the good, the bad forged you into the good you will become, and your story is your only permanent legacy for the future. Money, yeah that stuff comes and goes, even the wealthiest at times lose it all, but the emotional fingerprints you have placed on the people you meet in your lifetime, the way you emotionally touch people, and they in turn touch others? These are the deep rooted seeds of the soul that endure within our friends, lovers, families, countries and future for generations to come.
Take from? Don’t for a single day of your life believe, “you are born, you live, and you die” because it’s simply not true. You may leave no tangible legacy, but it is the intangible that leaves impact on the world. Even the angriest of souls is remembered, even if it is just in curses. Our lives are based on growth, heck personal growth is the beauty found in life. How lucky we are! We, as humans can reason, assimilate, reflect, and evolve. When moments of your past return to whisper your inadequacies, turn from them and look at the new world you have created, the love and beauty that surrounds you and realize, that chapter has past, you are working on the bountiful goodness that will be your future, the gift of kindness you will imprint on the generations that will follow you. Life is indeed good. As for me? I am just happy it’s the weekend.