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Your Life, Your Pursuit

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When we were very young, our life is like a big jelly, and we had just been rising and falling in the jelly, controlled by the inertia, sometimes higher, and sometimes lower. If we teetered when we fell, we would slip and lie on it. Don’t be afraid. We could bounce up again with the jelly’s help. That must be very fun and seemed never be worried. But until one day, the jelly lost its elasticity, and couldn’t stand the bounce. We pierced through the jelly, surrounded by it tightly, stayed there, and so silent, even deathly stillness. We were totally unprepared for it, just like a pitiful worm fell into the resin. What kind of feeling will that be to you? Happy when you get the sense of belonging, or scared? Succeeded, failed, but never be regretful. We were young then. We could try everything we were curious about. We believed we are on the way to our goal of life. Years later, we Began to pursue something, even we are not sure whether they’re what we really need, we, full of passion, power and courage, do everything as possible as we can. We can’t explain it clearly, but we have been doing it.

Almost everything--all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure--these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. And they are not your sincere friends, but just the passers-by in your life. Time is limited, you are going to die anytime, and anytime you will be naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. Don't waste your time living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Although sometimes life's going to hit you in the head with a brick, don't lose faith. The only thing that keeps us going was that we love what we did. You've got to find what you love, and that is as true for work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking, and don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it, and like any great relationship it just gets better and better as the years roll on. 

  So wake up from your nightmare in the jelly, abandon the unnecessary thongs, and you will find the jelly become transparent and clear. You can get out to its surface again. Don’t be trapped by it. The more determinedly you are looking for what you love, the more power you will get, and the more firm the jelly will be. So will you life.

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Reply Report ColinSpeakman 2014-5-9 22:36
If life throws you into the jelly, you are bound to wobble a bit! However, keep trying and you will get your just desserts!  (There are a couple of English puns in there!)

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