Friday, September 23, 2011

On the hardest thing

Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.
- Annie Besant

Here's a youtube video.


jbmoore said...

How can you win or lose battles if all is a dream? There is nothing to attack. There is nothing to win or lose. Life is like a dream. People come and go. They touch us in some way and are gone. I think she's right that you are setting out into an unknown country, but if it's just a dream in a sense, you can do just about anything without hurting any one and enjoy yourself.

anonymous julie said...

It's just a game, you can have it any way you want.

(And, ah geez, why's it worth arguing with? Nobody's got truth in the bag, and a few lines of text aren't going to cover every contingency.)

jbmoore said...

I don't think I was trying to argue. It's just that when I "attack" life, my "victory" is hollow, or my defeat is certain. Of course, that's my own subjective perspective from my own experiences. The Universe tends to give me what I need most, not what I desire most.

Of course, your perspective and experiences will be different because you are you. Your life, perceptions, and experiences are unique. But, I am unable to see the world clearly through your eyes, though perhaps, I wish I could.

I agree that truth is rather elusive and words are limiting. But, I hope that you find your truth and it sets you free.