Life Philosophy

What Kind Of Book Do You Want Your Life To Read?

No doubt life feels strange at times and even difficult to understand.

And we all have our beliefs, views, opinions, and convictions about what it all means.

However, the most important thing for us to understand, Is that you and I are in control of our lives and the direction it’s heading in.

For myself, I believe everything in life is connected on at least one or more levels. Maybe they’re not all easily visible as some, but they’re there.

To understand what I mean by connected, I’ll use a book. This connection is more of how it can relate to life, but more importantly what it can teach us about life.

Life’s like a book not every chapter is easy for us to read, but until our current chapter has been published, it’s still up for editing. This is us living in the moment.

Once our current chapter has been published, it’s now become history. This is our past which we can not change.

The pages before us are yet blank, waiting for us to give them life through our words. This is our present and future which have yet to be written.

Our book consists of the front cover and beginning chapters which are our birth and childhood.

For many of us, the beginning is always the hardest. In fact, we might come into this world kicking and screaming, but we don’t have to live our life kicking and screaming, and surely we don’t want for it to end that way.

The last few chapters and back cover is our final farewell to this world, it’s our epic THE END.

How epic is entirely up to you AND remember a truly great novel will leave people closing their book wanting more. This is how I want my book to end.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting people to want more of you. When it’s good, it’s good, am I wrong?

Surely I hope not!

This world has enough bad people already, and I think for most of us we want less of them. Besides, that’s not the kind of person I wish to be. I have a gut feeling you agree with me on this one.

Here’s a slightly different view;

The past is easy to read because the pages have already been written.

However, our future is still waiting to be written, and we can’t read what hasn’t been written.

Life principle:

Be careful of the words you choose to write your life with, some have unintentional consequences.

I have a question for you;

What do you want your life to be?

  • A pamphlet
  • Blog post
  • Magazine
  • Book
  • Or a novel

BTW I think some people just settled on their life being more like junk mail, no one likes junk mail. It’s only good for, well you know, but I digress.

I think for most of us, we would all agree, we want our lives to be more like a well written novel. But not just any novel! I want mine to be an epic adventure that has an ending leaving my readers breathless wanting more.

Like every book tho, it has to have a beginning and end, but whats in-between is for us to decide.

Why do I say this, because you and I are the authors of our own lives.

The purpose of life is like the purpose of the blank pages of a book, if you want to give them meaning you just have to choose the right words and write.

My point is simple;

We write the life we wish to live because we’re the author and how your book ends is entirely up to you.

If only now, I could find my Co-Author / Co-Editor so we can join forces and finish our books together and create the most memorable and epic THE END.  I have so many ideas, but I’d really like some help with the remaining chapters and ending. There’s something to be said about great collaborations.

Final thought;

Life is like the first draft of a book or paper, it has many mistakes, and we have no choice, but to use whiteout to cover them up. Which reminds me, even whiteout leaves bumps and scares on the pages of our life. That’s what healing looks like, but it doesn’t mean we can’t correct it or even start over with fresh ideas. My friend you and I are perfectly imperfect and that’s what makes you beautiful.

You’re the author, you can and you will, I believe in you. Now you just have to believe in yourself because that’s the hardest part for most of us.

With our words, you’re either planting vibrant, colorful meadows filled with flowers, for all to enjoy OR you’ll be regretfully pulling out weeds the rest of your life.

And who likes gazing upon fields of weeds?

Because I know I don’t and I don’t believe you do either.

Personally, I’d prefer to be remember as a flower, then a God-forsaken weed.

If my words have encouraged, enlightened, motivated or inspired you, don’t forget to like my article.

And if you think it might do the same for someone else than by all means share with someone.

Remember a rope is only as strong as the number of strings all working together.

Just think about it,

Bradford Lee Mace

By Bradford Lee Mace

Dad, Health & Fitness Enthusiast, Writer, Poet & Entrepreneur

One day a poem formed in my mind, it happened as a result of an experience I was going though. So I wrote it down and haven’t stopped writing since.

I’m not skilled in grammar and punctuation or even spelling, but I do have a gift for translating my feelings, thoughts and emotions into words, that people can relate to.

My motivation for writing comes from a deeply rooted desire I have to encourage and motivate people.

I know the loneliness, that darkness that leads a person to contemplating suicide, that was once me. I had no one that understood the pain, agony and darkness I was going through.

And that is why I write and share publicly, in hope that I might encourage another human soul needing desperately to hear, “There’s hope, you’re not alone in your struggle”.

I haven’t figured out everything, but what I have figured out I write about, and sometimes I bleed words turning them into poetry.