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There are many right ways...find yours

A friend of mine recently made a choice. A choice that taught him a valuable lesson. The irony of it though is that his decision wasn't one that had bad wasn't a mistake. The learning experience came by making the right choice, then reaping the benefits of that decision...the reward of a right decision.

He was having a bad few days...he's thinkin, maybe it's time i set aside my straightedge beliefs for one night and go have a bit to drink. So he's faced with a choice. He knows he feels that drinking is wrong. But he's had a few bad days, and his friends are going out and invited him to go. But he sticks to his guns, goes with what he believes and it pays off.

Turns out his friend that he was drinking with had his room vandalized and this friend had to face the cops while intoxicated. He also had to tell the officer where he had been that nite. Needless to say, if my friend would have gone with them to drink, he would have suffered the consequences of the law. But this smart fellow learned his lesson, with out learnin it the hard way. A million Kudos to you my friend!


I said before about God guiding us by connecting with us through our he guides us: If God is the being that is connected to all things in the universe because all things came from God...then God would also be connected to all TIME too. Which means that, what we are supposed to be and all that is supposed to happen is always being guided to happen through means of our souls. So the question is then, are we all predestined for what we'll be, or is it up to us to make it happen. I think the answer is sort of both. Let's see. How we fit in to the universe in an objective sense is independent of what we do, but in a subjective sense is very much relied upon to not ignore the guidance of our souls...because that is God's way for the universe to be the way it is supposed to be. I need to think harder about this.


Maybe we are all predestined for something, but that something is left up to us to be reached by the means of our choosing. As i've said before there are certain things we can control and certain things we cannot. you know what...i shouldn't say we are predestined for is a predestined POTENTIAL for something...and it is up to us to live life for that potential...that must be the meaning of life to reach the potential that you were predestined for. The first step to doing that would be to find/know your potential destiny...i'm sure how it happens or how you know it, but once you find it i guess you'll follow your heart the rest of the way.


But to reach that goal of predestined potential, accept and don't try and change the things you can't control, and find the right balance in the things you can. With that strategy in life, you will be successful in fulfilling your meaning on a subjective, personal level; and you will have maintained equilibrium and fulfilled your purpose on the more ultimate, objective level of everything functioning together as it should.


I've found that to be successful in life you must realize two things: Life comes at you in stages, there is a balance to all the things you can't control, and you must find a proper balance to the things you can.  But a different kind of balance also exists.  And that is the balance between the good things and the bad things that happen to us.  Circumstances follow us in fluctuations that maintain a rhythm of balance between positive times and negative times (good and bad).  It's a neverending cycle that if you pay close enough attention to, you will begin to catch on to what is happening.  One day everything will be going your way...then all of a sudden some shit happens that just destroys that positive flow.  The stream of good becomes a river of rapids washing you down a raging waterfall and dropping you off at the bottom of an intense piss in the wind.  Then, as seemingly kharmic and serene as before, once again, the goodness has reclaimed it's place with you.  And it happens over and over and will always balance out.


I recently talked to my friend from high school and she presented me with her approach. The difference between her and i is this. Her #1 goal in life is success. I guess mine isn't. But my approach will lead me there's just that she views things in an entirely different manner. Her outlook takes on life systematically getting through things as they are presented, without really knowing what comes next. But she puts all she's got into ensuring that she tackles it head on and wins. But my approach is more like a puzzle. It's a puzzle of all the pieces of my WHOLE life past, present, and potential that i am aware of. And my approach is to put together those pieces that are there, and the other ones that i have yet to add to the project. But the flaw in each of these plans is this. They need to be brought together to form one unbreakable plan. The narrow view of my friend's outlook, and the nonfocused broad, yet choppy view of mine need to come together to focus on the big picture. So, basically if we want to ensure successful lives we must pursue things in both manners, while we prioritize accordingly as she has in accordance to most important tasks at hand first. Basically know which pieces of the puzzle come first, and be patient with putting them together. Learn from the mistakes, and you'll learn what's right and be successful. I've actually learned a lot and i hope she appreciates what she has helped me to see.


Dad, you always know what's right. You understand the things that i'm only beginning to realize about life...I was thinking last nite and for some reason i caught a glimpse into the future. I saw myself, what i was, who i was with...and in that future timeset, i looked back and saw that everything had happened in stages...i'm still in the stage of development in fitting into the world. And how i handle present affairs determines the longevity of my development and the level of positivity of the results. All i can say is i know what i want, now all i have left is to SEIZE it and do whatever i must to ensure its success. Such a simple slogan for such a profound awakening...JUST DO IT



Billy Joel: Vienna

Slow down you crazy child
You're so ambitious for a juvenile
But then if you're so smart tell me why
You are still so afraid?

Where's the fire, what's the hurry about?
You better cool it off before you burn it out
You got so much to do and only
So many hours in a day

But you know that when the truth is told
That you can get what you want
Or you can just get old
You're gonna kick off before you even get halfway through
When will you realize
Vienna waits for you

Slow down you're doing fine
You can't be everything you want to be
Before your time
Although it's so romantic on the borderline tonight
Too bad but it's the life you lead
You're so ahead of yourself
That you forgot what you need
Though you can see when you're wrong
You know you can't always see when you're right

You got your passion you got your pride
But don't you know only fools are satisfied?
Dream on, but don't imagine they'll all come true
When will you realize
Vienna waits for you

Slow down you crazy child
Take the phone off the hook
And disappeaar for a while
It's alright you can afford to lose a day or two
When will you realize
Vienna waits for you.

*to me this song means so much, it's so encouraging...don't try and hurry to get what you want all right this second, which is what i've been doing...instead, take your time and live your life, your dreams aren't going anywhere, they'll be there waiting for you when it's time and once you're ready :-) it's just so true and it's so comforting...




Billy Joel - Got to Begin Again


Well so, here I am at the end of the road
Where do I go from here?
I always figured it would be like this
Still nothin' seems to be quite clear

All the words have been spoken
And the prophecy fulfilled
But I just can't decide where to go
Yes, it's been quite a day
And I should go to sleep
But tomorrow I will wake up and I'll know
That I've got to begin again
Though I don't know how to start
Yes, I've got to begin again, and it's hard

Well, it's been quite a while since I lifted my head
And I'm sure the light will hurt my eyes
I see the way that I've been spendin' my days
And reality has caught my by surprise
I was dreamin' of tomorrow,
So I sacrificed today,
And it sure was a grand waste of time
And despite all the truth that's been thrown in my face
I just can't get you out of my mind
But I've got to begin again
Though I don't know how to start
Yes, I've got to begin again, and it's hard
Yes, it's hard




Billy Joel - You're Only Human (Second Wind)

You're having a hard time and lately you don't feel so good
You're getting a bad reputation in your neighborhood
It's alright, it's alright
Sometimes that's what it takes
You're only human, you're allowed to make your share of mistakes

You better believe there will be times in your life
When you’ll be feeling like a stumbling fool
So take it from me you'll learn more from your accidents
Than anything you could ever learn at school

Don't forget your second wind
Sooner or later you'll get your second wind
It's not always easy to be living in this world of pain
You're gonna be crashing into stone walls again and again
It's alright, it's alright

Though you feel your heart break
You're only human, your gonna have to deal with heartache
Just like a boxer in a title fight
You got to walk in that ring all alone
You're not the only one who's made mistakes
But they're the only things that you can truly call your own

Don't forget your second wind
Wait in your corner until that breeze blows in

You've been keeping to yourself these days
Cause you're thinking everything's gone wrong
Sometimes you just want to lay down and die
That emotion can be so strong
But hold on
Till that old second wind comes along

You probably don't want to hear advice from someone else
But I wouldn't be telling you if I hadn't been there myself
It's alright, it's alright
Sometimes that's all it takes
We're only human
We're supposed to make mistakes
But I survived all those long lonely days
When it seemed I did not have a friend
Cause all I needed was a little faith
So I could catch my breath and face the world again
Don't forget your second wind
Sooner or later you'll feel that momentum kick in
Don't forget your second wind
Sooner or later you'll feel that momentum kick in