When you look at someone doing something well, they make it seem effortless. And for them it may well be effortless (although it is also entirely possible that they are making considerable conscious mental effort, they just do it with such precision and style as to make it appear effortless thanks to all the practice and dedication they put in), but it wasn’t always that way. Even the best musicians on the planet were unable to pick their way through Twinkle Twinkle Little Star without hitting more wrong notes than a drunken karaoke “singer” at first. But the key thing is…Details
For pretty much his entire time, man has been fighting wars against his enemy, which is traditionally also man.
But all too often in everyday life we find we are fighting an “emery” much closer to home, with just as disastrous consequences…
Our one sweet moment on this Earth in this life is very short, no more than the blink of an eye; why would we waste it doing anything other than enjoying ourselves and getting the most out of it that we could?
Why are we not out there doing the things we enjoy, exploring and having a fantastic time in the process?
Fear can come in many forms and can be triggered by many things.
And it can be highly debilitating, preventing you from doing things you want to do, or causing you to worry and become stressed over the situation.
But what is fear? What purpose does it serve? And can it actually help us?
At Rice University in Houston, Texas on 12 September 1962, John F Kennedy stood in front of the assembled audience and declared that “We choose to go to the Moon”; and on 20th July 1969, just under 7 years later, mankind did exactly that with Neil Armstrong’s famous “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.
But instead of expressing the committed belief that they would set man on the Moon, suppose Kennedy had stood up before the assembled audience and announced “Well, we’d quite like to go to the Moon sometime, maybe in the next 10 years, but to be honest I don’t think we can do it. We’ll give it a bash, but you know, it’s terribly hard and so many things can go wrong and we don’t even have the technology, so we’ll probably fail.”.
Just how successful do you think their attempts to land on the Moon would have been?
Everyone, at some point in life, wants a Happy Ending, don’t they?
Who could not like the idea that this is it, just successfully complete this challenge, task or quest, and life will be wonderful from then on as you and your loved ones all live happily ever after?
Only, as most people realise sooner or later, there is no such thing as a Happy Ending as such, for life continues.
But, there is something even better than a Happy Ending…Details
There are indeed a million love-songs out there, but what actually is love? It has many different manifestations amongst a great many different people. For some it might be bringing gifts to a loved one. For others it might be the loved one bringing gifts. It might be posh restaurants and fancy cars. It might be snuggling up in front of the fire. It might be all of these things and more. But for all that, these are just outward manifestations of love; what is love underneath all that? What is love at its heart, at its very core?Details
Like most of us, you can probably look back upon your life so far and spot a few key points where an opportunity came along which you grabbed, but had you not grabbed it then things would have been so very different. It’s almost as if you were lucky to get where you are, because one missed opportunity, one dropped co-incidence and you’d be somewhere completely different.
But even if you did miss those opportunities, is it really the end of the world?