Play is when we break from normal efforts and engage in activity that has no explicit purpose toward our obsession with accomplishment. Exhaustion is not a badge of honor. It is a sign that we do not have balance in our lives.
Life is nothing without change.
Most of us cannot physically live the vacation life on a daily basis. While that may be nice, we can live the vacation life every moment with the right mindset.
Living life is similar to singing harmony in a choir. It requires awareness of yourself and those around you AND the realization that you only get to change your own performance.
If all you focus on are the obstacles before you, then you will run into those obstacles. Focus on where you can go.
Hopefully we can all start to take advantage of the time that we have. We can live a full spectrum of experiences from sorrow to joy
Each of us must understand that our time in this world is so short, that darkening it with useless arguments, jealousy, not forgiving others, discontentment and bad attitudes is not a productive use of time and energy.
Becoming YOU is not a destination: it is a practice. And with every new moment in our lives, we get to practice.
Sometimes when we flail, fight and resist, we only sink deeper, perhaps even drown in our unwanted reality.
With some nurture, time and patience, we can restore ourselves and rise from the ashes of burn out with beautiful green fields of mental, physical, intellectual and spiritual health.