To the extent to which a man is rational, life is the premise directing his actions. To the extent to which he is irrational, the premise directing his actions is death.
~ Ayn Rand
Gone are the days of bliss of us being young and innocent; where we day dreamed of life without pain, without fear, without loss. With the growing years, we transformed to become individuals who we are today but in its true essence we are a far cry, a distinct identity of our former younger self. Sometimes it's tiring to be always strong in this game called life. One might conceal it by masking it externally but what about the lava erupting within you? Somewhere, the limits need to be drawn. Was the transformation a must? YES. That's the rule of the realm we live in but how much of change should we allow to permeate within us? Agreed, change is the only constant in all our lives but changing our individuality to adapt to it constantly is not a way to handle change. We have to put on a period of finality to it else one day we will not be able to identify with our own reflection. Life can be compared to an iron, no one can destroy it but it's own rust can likewise it's only us, our mind sets and actions that can destroy us; nothing else can. Easier said than done, YES. But, we all have to learn this art at self control at some point of our life. Adapting to changes is an altogether different ball game but to change ourselves for it forever is detrimental for at the end we will fail to "define the "I"" in us at the end of our lifetime.
So, at what point is enough, enough?
I don't stop when I'm tired, I always stop when I've given in my best and I'm done. Period. There's no point wishing and hoping when none of your instincts support it. At such times, just pause wherever you're and leave it to time and let whatever happen, happen just on its own and deal with the outcome as and when you've to. Why complicate life on our own when there are so many other things calling for your attention in this roller coaster ride of life..?!
When you feel, you've done your able best and nothing can be done beyond and all your dreams have turned to dust... VACUUM..!!
As O.R. Melling, says "When you come to the edge of all, you will either have ground to stand on, or you will be given wings to fly" and if nothing amongst the two happens; its time to start afresh on a new path and change course altogether.
You are who you believe you are in life; there are no two thoughts to it..!! Your world is just your perspective; a collection of your principles and value system. Redefine your thoughts to see life from a different angle altogether when everything you've tried doesn't work for you, dream anew n' keep Moving On..!!
I end with one of my favorite quote from Arthur Conan Doyle, "Life is infinitely stranger than anything the mind could invent..."