Monday, January 23, 2012

words worth sharing

You know when you read something so good it lingers in your mind and you find yourself going back to read, reread and then read it again? Is there anything better? This did it for me (found via).  So blunt and so beautiful. The author was asked by a reader to share advice she would give to her self twenty years back, my favorite excerpts below.

There are some things you can’t understand yet. Your life will be a great and continuous unfolding. It’s good you’ve worked hard to resolve childhood issues while in your twenties, but understand that what you resolve will need to be resolved again. And again. You will come to know things that can only be known with the wisdom of age and the grace of years. Most of those things will have to do with forgiveness.
Don’t lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don’t have a career. You have a life. Do the work. Keep the faith. Be true blue.
You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.
Your assumptions about the lives of others are in direct relation to your naïve pomposity. Many people you believe to be rich are not rich. Many people you think have it easy worked hard for what they got. Many people who seem to be gliding right along have suffered and are suffering. Many people who appear to you to be old and stupidly saddled down with kids and cars and houses were once every bit as hip and pompous as you.

1 comment:

  1. Taking time to read through the article you posted. I admit that I came to the same conclusion, blunt... but beautiful! I Love it when people are open, transparent, and honest.

    Warm regards,
    That Girl in Pearls