Friday, March 26, 2010

It Is What It Is

Life happens. Sometimes we react to it in a not-so-wonderful way. It is what it is. Life. In its essence, life can be so challenging that we often feel overwhelmed by it, or so bitter sweet that it brings us to our knees, debating whether to laugh or cry. And sometimes life is so stunning, so utterly, mysteriously beautiful that we are at a loss for words, and can only gasp at its wonder.

No matter what life offers us, it is what it is. In other words, it will happen either with us or without us; transpiring on its own accord, without a thought as to how it effects us.

While our hands may tied, for the most part, when confronted by many of life's karmic misfortunes or idiosyncratic inequities, we CAN control HOW we REACT to it, whatever life has in mind to toss our way.

Our ability to cope with whatever life offers us, both good and bad, is the measurement upon which we are ultimately judged, in this world and the next.

Life. It can be so awesome that your chest hurts from trying to contain its splendor. And then in the amount of time it takes to snap your fingers, can be so cruel, so disheartening, so bewildering that you can only shake your head, and utter in despair and hope:

IT IS WHAT IT IS



Until next time...

peace,

Mike
livelife365.com

9 comments:

Dwacon® said...

No matter how life gets... it always beats the alternative.

Katrine said...

Reading your posts reminds me that a lot of people go through the same struggles as me. good words!

suZen said...

Hi Mike! We are singing the same theme song! When I "got" the "it is what it is" I could finally burn that t-shirt that read "Caution: A REACTOR"! I wonder if the simplicity of this - it is what it is - is precisely WHY people have a hard time getting it? Seems to me, the simpler things are (and they are!) the more resistance to it - like people cannot accept simplicity and think things (life) is so very complicated/intense when it is all just thoughts! I'll keep mine simple, thank you very much!
hugs and peace,
suZen

Barry said...

Quite right Mike.

Life isn't perfect but it sure is interesting. And, for the most part, it operates with a rough degree of fairness.

Mike Foster said...

dwacon: yes, very true...

katrine: we all struggle the same, in our own way...

suzen: simply stated, not so simple to adhere to...thanks for stopping by...

barry: life is fair to the extent that it is life...


peace,

mike

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