Tuesday, August 13, 2013

When Life Doesn't Make Sense

Life is like a series of chapters we write as we go along creating our life. Some chapters are happy and fun to write, but others are a struggle when nothing we do turns out the way we planned or wanted. We goof up, or our fellow characters aren't acting the way they're supposed to. The whole thing seems to make no sense. No, it's not fair. But that's the way it is. Every story needs some kind of conflict or struggle to make the winning worthwhile, and we can't escape both sides of the coin.

It's hard going through the senseless times when it feels like that's all there is, and it will never end. But there's one thing for sure in life. Change is inevitable, and it makes it's regular rounds whether we like it or not.

Sometimes things don't make any sense.
They're squandered in the air.
And then they make me realize
That life just isn't fair.

I wonder where I'll go from here.
A new way on the path?
Will I cry another day,
Or find a way to laugh?

You know it isn't up to others.
It's really up to me.
I have it all inside,
The way for me to see.

It doesn't have to make any sense.
It doesn't have to be fair.
So give up all the questioning,
And just make sure you're there.

If someone tried to hand you a bag of smelly garbage, you'd back off, curl up your nose and say, "No way. I'm not accepting that." But what do you do when life throws you a curve? Do you resist and create something better, or do you stand there and take it? I know, sometimes we can't dodge the bullet, but we can oftentimes shorten its stay with our own resourcefulness. 

When you're going through one of those painful times, you may not be able to change what's happening. But you can be more of the creator and less the responder. Show up everyday and know you have the power to make everything better than what it is. Because you really do have inner resources you may not even know about. And you can re-write this chapter to contain your inner strength and a sense of peace and hope until you get to write one of those happy chapters again. You're a marvelous being, capable of writing the greatest story there is, your life. And you can create a good one, even when it makes no sense.

I wish you fun chapters in your life. 

Marilyn

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