Make Your Life a pretty Photo Album and only put the best pictures you have in it.
Here is the thing; you cannot have a universe without the mind entering into it. That is basic quantum physics. (Ha you all think I don’t know about physics think again!)
And so, essentially, you create your own universe by what you think about. (I might delve into that later)
If this is all known why would anyone think anything bad?
On Tuesday I had a Radiohead concert down in San Diego at a venue called Embarcadero (not even sure if that is the correct spelling). I packed up my bags on Monday and headed down for a mini vacation full of fun, sun and music. Of course, I also then forgot my cell phone charger thus disabling me from any form of communication whether it is Internet or mobile for almost 48 hours.
That was actually pretty cool!
Embarcadero is just a giant lawn they make into a venue during the summer. It is right on the water. Knowing this, next time we won’t even have to buy tickets because people just dock their boats to watch the concerts or just climb the rocks of the jetty. It was absolutely stunning!
As I was standing there, with Radiohead playing an awesome show, the warm breeze, and the view of the city as well as the Harbor I got to thinking…
If our lives are like a photo album, why would we treat it any different than our regular photo albums?
When we get pictures back (or upload them on the computer) we don’t put the sucky shitty ones where we look like crap in the photo. The ones with our eyes closed or the less than flattering photos always get let go, thrown away, discarded like yesterdays trash.
Our experiences in life are like snapshots. Sometimes the snapshots are shitty and we are cast in an unfavorable light. Sometimes those snapshots show us crying.
But then there are the good snapshots. There are those pictures in our heads of happy times, love, ecstasy, fulfillment, fun, and laughter.
And, as we are gathering our data, moving along this journey, wouldn’t it be the better thing to just put the best snapshots into our album and let go of the rest. Let go of the painful ones and the sad ones. Think about the good times and you might find your album is full of a million things to appreciate.
I have so many snapshots to think of and be happy. There are these little pockets of memories that remind me that life has been pretty damn fantastic so far.
Walking into the Coliseum with my breath being taken out from under me – Snapshot
Walking through Strawberry Fields in Central Park on a brisk winters day – Snapshot
My first REM show when I was 13 – Snapshot
New Mexico (classified info) – snapshot
Skinny-dipping at 4:00 AM in Aruba
First time it is actually good.
When someone looks you in the eye and tells you they love you.
Playing with your dog
Opening up the perfect gift. (cause I always love gifts *cough* hint hint *cough*)
The perfect baseball game. (ALDS comes to mind)
Reading that book that changes your life (i.e The Alchemist, Count of Monte Cristo, Meditations and Something Wicked This Way Comes)
Every single time you laugh…and make sure you do that every day
They are all snapshots to be put in my album. And if you really stop to think about it, they outweigh the sad or bad times by a million.
So I stood there, rocking out to Radiohead with the ocean to one side of me and the city to the other. I knew I was creating another snapshot. It was another moment I would look back on with appreciation and love. I guess I just thought, Wow what a great life to live.
Either that…or I just had one too many plastic cups of cheap beer.
You create your life by what you put into it. So what is going to go into yours?