The most read post on the BTL blog is this one from 2008. It comes courtesy of Tolstoy and his worthy read titled Family Happiness. Time is not changing, but many sense they have less. You and I are not an amalgamation of our successes and fails – we are so much more. Far too many of us seem to be working better than we’re living. I hope you enjoy this short snippet.
“I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor – such is my idea of happiness. And then, on top of all that, you for a mate, and children, perhaps – what more can the heart of a man desire?”
What a great question, friends. Slow down and write. Capture your feelings. Throw them up, don’t sanitize them. Think. Reflect. Decide what, if anything, to do with your desires. Remember, your mind processes mostly this way. Feel. Think. Decide. Do not let your feelings rule and do not ignore ‘em either. Are you beginning to see why BTL wants you to slow it down? Simple, not easy.
Live hard. Love harder…