Your Life Is Your Own

THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE IS the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours, it is an amazing journey, and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.

Victor had walked into the forest for a while. He needed to get away for a while. To capture a moment to himself. Light flakes of snow drifted down through the bare branches onto the surrounding landscape, giving it a light dusting. There was a definite chill to the air and he could see his breath. He let the concerns of the day, the week, and the month retreat into the distance, and just felt. Felt the moment. Felt himself breathing. This very moment, was his, and his alone. All those other things in his life could change, disappear, or be found anew. But those were just so much like clothing, something that could be changed. You didn’t carry them on you, though many tried. All that weight. Foolish really, why carry that around when they could disappear in a second. Yes, he “owned” them, but all too often, if you weren’t careful, they would own you. The true self was away from that all. Here, in the forest, in the quiet, as the snow drifted down. For your life is your own. And you can only go on so many snowy forest walks in your life. This was part of the art of living, of living your own life. Enjoy it while you can.

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