"I always wanted a happy ending... Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity!"
Listen to my thoughts about Gilda Radner's inspirational quote in the video below. You'll also discover a bit more about where I live in West Yorkshire (England!) - this time it's a busy junction between Brockholes, Holmfirth and New Mill in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
What I Wonder...
(NOTE: Yes, I wrote any captions you see in this video. It's called self-deprecation, and it's mostly a healthy thing (I think!))
So, as I say in the video, Gilda Radner's inspiring words seem to be an honest assessment of how life actually is. We can want to be happy all the time, and for great things to always be happening, but we all know that life just isn't like that (thank goodness, too!).
Life ebbs and flows, tests and praises us, with its ups and downs. And the sooner we embrace this truth of life the sooner we can all get on with living life as fully as we can, as we go through those ups and downs.
Only when we try to hold on to a particular moment (or job or partner or lifestyle or even age), try to control how events turn out, do we get to discover how much suffering comes from trying to control life.
Life is in control of us! We just get to hang on and enjoy the ride for as long as possible.
The final point I make in the video, was something I was musing over with my therapist believe it or not. I've got the not-yet-resolved 'habit' of 'resisting' or 'defending' myself to certain people or events, and it struck me - as I was talking to him about it - how futile (and exhausting) it was to constantly resist 'life' like this, to resist life's desire for me in the relationships (or situations) I can embrace.
Life really cannot be boxed and contained.
And life really is renewed every moment.
So live life now! It's always a new experience - always.
And if you're at all interested in life's flow, then I can highly recommend you check out this blog from a close friend of mine, called All Things Flow.