The Terror Of Forming A Life Worth Living

skyGentle Readers,

Every few years I check in with my own life, to ensure that it is forming in the way that I want it. I am of the mindset that I have only one, and so this one is very, very important to me, as yours should be to you. Because of this I wrote a sort of ‘checklist’ to keep me on the high road in creating the type of life I want to lead. This is not to say I am always successful, but it helps to write out the words and be honest about how well (or not) I am doing. Perhaps they will inspire someone to make a list of their own. And here they are:

I allow myself to make mistakes without feeling like I am a lesser person.

I will never turn from anything I would like to do because of intimidation or fear of change.

If I am unhappy I will discover the reason and seek to remedy it.

I will support and give strength to others.

I will never give another person the power to dictate who I am or what I am capable of.

I will realize that most people, most of the time, are just as silly, ignorant and lost as I am.

I will never stop learning and I will never reach the point where I have ‘it’ figured out.

I will not live beyond my means.

I understand that there are many different parts of myself and all must be acknowledged and attended.

I will always work to be better.

I will not shirk responsibility but never by shackled by obligation.

I will not allow my possessions to have power over me.

Now this is a relatively personal post, but I thought it important to share because I honestly can say it has and continues to help me focus my mind on those next decisions.

An additional coping mechanism I have if I am feeling overwhelmed is to read Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha. At this point I have lost count of the times I have read this book, but it has accompanied me from adolescence to the present and each time I read it, I discover something new.

And finally, below is a video encapsulating the terror of forming a life worth living.  

2 responses to “The Terror Of Forming A Life Worth Living

  1. Very. Food I check in weekly!!

    Sent from my iPhone Alison Sader Larson Larson Sader Dressage

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