I awoke from this endless nightmare and began to dream of a new life fulfilling my own desires. With an endless debt to him, I could move forward in my life to focus on important events other than my somber reality at home; the newest of them being the romantic
I was slowly forgetting about the depressing day I had and all I could think about was crawling into bed and sleeping off the horrific memories. Your seventeenth birthday is supposed to be an incredible day where you 're almost an adult but can still act like a child, but for me it was a nightmare that never ended. I have lived through so many tragedies and I will never be able to erase those haunting
June 29th, 1923 It is amazing how many things I have learned about life after the war. In my opinion, it is impossible to live a life the way I am. Yes, I have money, but I am a coward, just a coward with money. I always dream to live a life that is perfect, a life with true love.
Though I fear he didn’t find his meaning, I believe he lived through it. This story of Mccandless, to me, taught me that a grand life, doesn’t necessarily mean a happy one, at times we must break ties to search for true happiness. It is in that search, is what gives our life “true” meaning, so what does your life mean to you? In the words of Christopher Mccandless, I leave you with this, “The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. I have had a happy life and thank the Lord.
When I get my mind on some worrisome possibility, I tend to latch on, not letting go, ignoring common logic and reason, until I have received definitive evidence to debunk my concern. Throughout my life, my anxiety disorder has been a burden on my mental state and happiness, yet at the same time a blessing upon my focus and academic achievement. I’ve worked hard, and continue to work hard, to manage my anxiety and live a happier life
Being at home is not the most relaxing place for me because there is always something going on. Most times, when I want to relax I take a drive, take a nap, or go to the library where it is quiet. I believe the biggest thing that has changed in me after working with the practices is trying to find some time for myself. I really liked using the forest awakening sounds because I was able to drown out the background of my noisy house and felt a sense of peace. What I know now that I didn’t before is that I am easily distracted and it is hard to find quiet space in my house.
Feeling the pain of having no voice made me feel powerless and a little lonely. Feeling so low made me realize my failure cannot get any worse, I could only improve from there. Although I still felt shy, I now had the strength of will power to
We can’t get off the road of life but we can try to move away from roadblocks and also move away from the temptations of anger and jealousy. But even if you do stumble into a stop just be happy with the life you have been given. But people can’t not just destroy the roadblocks people have stumbled into, people have to accept the fact that they have had one bad thing in their
Epiphanies are valuable for provide new insight into life however, as Thoreau explains in the final chapter, without action and risk to change, you will never truly be happy nor will you be fulfilled. I found this to be true this semester as I navigate through the multitude of ways I identify myself and the ability to express each of them in everyday life. To live honestly, it is necessary that I express all these identities and dare to be different. Though this epiphany came to me later in my life and has been a struggle to fully comprehend, it has changed the way I feel internally. I am more confident, kinder to myself and suddenly hyperaware of the issues facing the LGBTQ
Author Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “ Unless you try to do something beyond what you already mastered, you will never grow.” Most people are afraid of making mistakes so they stay in their comfort zone. I believe that this statement is true, because making mistakes is how you learn and improve, stepping out of your comfort zone can lead to more friends and better experiences, and if you don’t try new things, you might miss out on something you love! The first reason I agree, is because making mistakes is how you learn and improve.
Something needed to change if I wanted to stop being overly obsessive with how people thought of me. My first step was my mindset. I needed to stop being over-conscious with being judged. People live in the present and it is in the present that you will make memories that you’ll look back into in the future.
Unfortunately, we have swallowed ideas and concepts that translate into feelings that tell us we are not perfect and that other people are not perfect either. And we treat ourselves and others as such. We blame ourselves and others for feeling bad, feeling worthless, feeling that there is no way for us to escape the hell on earth we find ourselves in where the parasites of fear, and grief, and suffering rule everything we do. However, The Mastery of Love tells us we can change these negative thoughts and emotions by becoming a master over them and replacing them with the love that is our natural given right.
These included others ' needs always coming before my own, the world being an extremely dangerous place where others would always hurt me in some way, that I would continue to lose all of those I cared for and would continue to be rejected from all new situations, that something was profoundly defective/wrong with me, and that I deserved to be punished continually as my being was incompetent, unlovable, shameful, and in need of constant punishment. Over the past few years, as I have worked through many of my emotional and psychological issues, I have lessened my negative core beliefs. However, many of these beliefs have only lessened to mild/moderate negative core beliefs. Although I am a much happier, positive individual, I know that there is still much work to be done in order to have a healthier outlook on the