Edit: This blog has changed a little bit since this post was first published, but most of it remains relevant.
Welcome to the fist ever post on life works!
In this post, I’d like to properly introduce the blog and some of the ideas behind it. So let’s get started!
What I write about
The blog’s title (‘life works‘) and tag-line (‘love it! live it! work with it!’) are four phrases which I hope will help to describe the ideas and intent behind this blog. I believe that these phrases embody simple truths – truths which are worth learning, remembering and applying, as together, they have the power to enrich and elevate anyone’s life. As such, they are themes which will emerge in most, if not all, subsequent posts.
The blog’s title and tag-line are also my call to arms – an invitation for you to join me in learning and applying these truths:
Life works – Let’s learn to remember that life is working out for us – even when it doesn’t look like it. This is where understanding life comes into the picture. When we learn to understand the process and the unseen forces at play, life starts to make sense and we start to feel better – less afraid, more optimistic, more compassionate to ourselves and others. This is such a nicer way to live!
Love it – Let’s learn to truly love life. Learning to love life can involve learning to be grateful for life and counting our blessings daily; learning to respect and love ALL life – all creatures great and small; learning kindness and compassion – for others and ourselves; doing the things that really matter to us; learning to support and nurture ourselves and others; and so much more.
Live it – Let’s stop existing and learn to LIVE! Society teaches us to be sensible and play it safe. We settle into lives of routine – going to work, paying the bills and doing the chores. But what about joy and passion? What about excitement and adventure? What about feeling truly alive every day? We owe it to ourselves and everyone we love to make these things a bigger part of our lives. Being filled with regret when our time is up is surely not an alternative worth considering. So let’s go ‘crazy’ and live!
Work with it – Let’s learn to trust Life and let go of control. Let’s allow life take us to where we want to go. Resistance causes pain. Resistance is a waste of time and energy. Let’s learn to resist less and allow more. Let’s learn to relax and enjoy the journey.
This blog is likely to be an evolving thing and I’m pretty sure it will change as the months and years go by. I am hopeful that it in time to come, it will grow to be something that will serve you better. Yet, I feel confident that there will be one thing which will not change and that is the core idea that life works.
I draw my inspiration (and information) from many sources. Not all of these are from within the realm of what might be considered ‘mainstream’. Some of you might therefore find my material to be challenging. This is to be expected. All I ask is that you read with an open mind and give the material a chance. Take only what feels right for you. There is no one right way. We are all on our own unique journey and living our own individual truth. There is neither a need nor a place for a single set of beliefs that will suit us all.
My role as apprentice and curator
I like to state clearly that I am not claiming to be an expert on life (or blogging for that matter). What I am is an apprentice. I have very little knowledge – just enough to understand how little I know. I also have a desire to learn more – as much as I can in this lifetime.
A lot of the content I hope to share will be based on the thoughts and ideas of others. In that sense, I see myself more as a curator than anything else. From time to time though, even this humble apprentice might have an original thought or two and these will be shared with a lot of enthusiasm : )
How often I publish new content
I aim to post new material twice a week – on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There may be the additional post from time to time – when the impulse to share something amazing is too strong to resist!
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Comments, feedback and suggestions
In addition to providing you with something of value, I also hope to learn from you – your life, your experience and insights. Please feel free to share your thoughts and views in the comments section that follows each post.
I also invite you to email me and share your story, your feedback and suggestions at indika (at) indikadefonseka.com. I’d love to hear from you!