Random Thoughts: Just a Guy and His Puggle Roaming the Streets at Midnight!

by John Zajaros on August 22, 2009

Fear of fear! Fear of life! Fear of action! Fear of failure! Fear of self! Fear of fear!

It is incredible to me how many people are stuck in their own fear, their own inertia…never to experience life to its fullest!

Fear of silence, or listening to one’s own thoughts, one’s own feeling on the way to something great!

Is it easier to just pump up the volume and muddle through? Why is it so difficult for some to be alone with their own thoughts, taking in the quiet and the solitude of the moment…perhaps contemplating something great?

Life rushes past us as we keep our heads down, fail to connect, fail to communicate…fail!

The outside often reflects the inside…but not always. I have discovered gems in the most unlikely places, learned from the most improbable situations. By keeping a sense of openness, gratitude, and above all a sense of humor I have taken the ups and downs of life and gained immeasurably from the worst situations!

What I no longer bow to is fear, worry, anxiety or depression…they are such a waste of energy, of life!

As I walk each and every night with my little buddy TuffGuy, I experience something new, something amazing, something beautiful…even if it is just Jupiter in a new position or the doorman at the local bar telling me about his birds.

I almost missed it all and now I miss nothing, I take it all in on my way to where I am going…somewhere new, somewhere amazing, somewhere beautiful, somewhere different from the night before.

On my way to LIFE!

Wouldn’t it be terrible to get to the end and have to say:

“Huh? What? I’m sorry, I didn’t hear that…I had my headphones on!”

“Huh? What? I’m sorry, I didn’t see that, I was too busy to look up!”

“Huh? What? I’m sorry, I missed that, I was too busy working to watch my kids grow up!”

“Huh? What? I’m sorry, I missed that, I was too busy working to experience my life!”

You don’t want to get to the end of your life and, on your death bed, mutter the words of the Wal-Mart icon, one of the wealthiest men in the world, Sam Walton:

“I blew it!”

Kinda says it all, doesn’t it?

John

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Mr. Puggle® August 27, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Glad to hear you are able to walk more. I am sure your Puggle has to love that! Is tough guy a member of the puggle posse? Hang out at the blog sometime (excuse the cracks that need weeding on the blog tee hee hee) We will be having a fun contest coming up for our two hundredth blog entry. http://www.mrpuggle.com click on blog

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