Life must be lived to be understood

There’s a pattern to our lives that we don’t recognize as we’re living our days. Only time reveals meanings which hide like ghosts in the shadows, waiting to be discovered, if noticed at all. Time shows us the blocks upon which the next step we took was built.

I squandered too many days and nights caught in thoughts. And while I thought, time moved on. Thinking made me believe I knew something about life. I couldn’t know when I was young that you learn by doing, living, trying, jumping into the new, letting go of what isn’t working, and by always being open to new experiences, ideas, and people.

Life is to be lived. Pondering is best left for later years when we have lived long enough, learned, experienced and grown to the point that perspective comes easily.

As Helen Keller said, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

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