Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Life

I thought our teen years were the ones filled with exploration and awkward experiences..then the 20's hit, and I learned that there is so much more to think about...more pressure to become your potential, to do something, to be something...our experience becomes our backbone...what we draw life's definitions from.Those definitions help to color our world with meaning, but I am unsure about their ability to really help us "figure life out".
I was just out with a wonderful friend who happens to be in her mid 30's, and she mentioned that she is "just trying to figure things out"... In my mind I thought "Great, looking forward to another decade of figuring myself, and this World, out"... but then again, do we ever really figure "things" out? My mother reminds me constantly that she is still learning about different parts of herself.
This gets me thinking a bit more...knowing what you have done in the past, what you want to do in the future, and how you can work on it in the present, is what life seems to cycle around. And here, in the midst of this thought, I find a simple beauty in the concept of life... a realization I have had many times again and again...
I do not think the point is really to "figure life out", as we see only through our own lens... no, no, it is not the point that matters at all, but the journey you take to get there.

I hope you are enjoying your journey...

1 comment:

  1. Well said, Jules!
    I also think an important thing to remember is that we are ALL trying to "figure things out"- if we didn't, wouldn't that mean that we have nothing else to learn or experience about ourselves? So the journey becomes one of self realization, self awareness- and ultimately, hopefully, one of self love.
    Beautifully written!

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