Happy Birthday To Me!
Today is my birthday.
Hey, it’s not polite to ask a lady her age. But since you didn’t ask. I’m 58 years old today. 5-8. 58. Oi! For the love-of- Mike and sweet-suffering-Jesus I haven’t a clue how this could possibly have happened! If I had any sense at all I would be in a state of existential despair. Although, I do admit to asking myself certain probing questions. Questions concerning my true values. My spiritual path? Who do I love? Who loves me? Am I free? Do I want to be free? I could really work myself up over this but frankly Scarlett…
The great thing about being me now (as opposed to 10 years ago) is that I accept a wide range of cognitive dissonance. I haven’t bothered to rationalize anything in years. I accept the mysteries of life and appreciate them for what they are. What are they? Apparent realities, clearly not my business. That’s OK. I ask only for salience in the working corner of my life. I assume a little awe will keep me young.
Do I have any advice for the truth-seeking amongst us? Yes, in fact I do. Here represented forthwith are Big Al’s Big Four.
- Unless there is a rattle snake slithering your way consider most of your fears to be unfounded. Calculate your risk in any given situation. Get on with it!
- We humans are all about patterns of behavior. The ability to create self actualized patterns will make all the diff. Keep workin’ it!
- Focus on your strengths to build your character. Ask yourself if you can do better. If the answer is no. Let it go. If the answer is yes. Make it happen!
- Stay close to anyone, anything, anyplace, any sound, scent, or sweetness that brings you joy. Cherish it!
I have a few more tidbits but that’s enough for now. I’m up past my bedtime and G knows I need my beauty sleep. I’ll bid you adieu with one of my favorite Hafiz quotes. “Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.” Do yourself a favor. Don’t make the little bugger search forever. Hold still long enough everyday for happiness to find you and bless you with bliss.
Happy Birthday Alex old thing.
Have a sweet one!