The art of living
The art of living is to know when to hold fast and when to let go.
For life is a paradox: it enjoins us to cling to its many gifts even while it ordains their eventual relinquishment.
The rabbis of old put it this way: "A man comes into tm24狙击步枪his world with his fist clenched, but when he柳真真 dies, his hand is open."
Surely we ought to hold fast to life, for it is 今日地震最新消息,西葫芦怎样做好吃-大V的国际，交际app上的大V和实在国际wondrous, 曹臻一and full of a beauty that breaks through every pore of God's own earth.
We know that this is so, but all too often we recognize this truth only in our backward glance when we remember what was and then suddenly颜表立是什么意思 realize that it is no more.
We remember a beauty that faded, a love that waned. But we remember with far greater pain that we did not see that beauty when it flowered, that we failed to respond with love when it wa非正规爱情s tendered.
A recent experience re-taught me this truth. I was hospitalized following a severe heart attack that had been in intensive care for several days. It was not a pleasant place.
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As we emerged from our unit, the sunlight hit me. That's all there was to my experience. Just the light of the sun, and yet how beautiful it was - how warming, how sparkling, how brilliant!
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Here then is the first pile of life's paradoxical诗和远方 demands on us: Never too busy for the wonder and the awe of life. Be reverent before each dawning day. Embrace each hour. Seize each golden 摘星minute.
Hold fast to life... 宝物我认栽老婆禁绝离婚but not so fast that you cannot let go. This is the second side of life's coin, the opposite pole of its paradox: we must accept our losses,小六龄童 and learn how to let go.
This is not an 嫁衣easy lesson to learn, especially when we are young and think that world is ours to command, that whatever we desire with the full force of or passionate being can, nay, will, be ours. But then life moves along to confront us with realities, and slowly but surly this truth dawns upon us.
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