Monday, February 21, 2011

Peaking Early: A Cautionary Tale!

As a youngster, I was in awe of the people who I thought had it all because I believed they had everything. They had beauty. They had talent. They had charisma. They had that ability to take on life.

As the years have passed and upon reflection I have observed those people who peaked early. When you peak early then you must have the maturity to move beyond it. There are those who have successfully managed their peaking at a young age. It takes wisdom to understand that being the center of attention is a fleeting moment in time. It is temporary. It is cyclical.

Those who have not matured are caught up in their own past successes. They are still telling those sport stories, games won, awards given, a life lived in the adulation of people. I hear their stories now with a sense of sadness because they are trapped. They are trapped in that time. They haven't allowed life to happen to them. They believed they could control it. Somehow in someway they were going to extend that time.

I want to tell young people especially those struggling with feeling different, caught up in their own angst, and sadness that YOUR TIME WILL COME. Life is getting you ready . You will receive all the blessings that you are calling to you. You are gaining a wisdom about life that when your time in the sun happens that you will ENDURE it so STOP-OBSERVE-UNDERSTAND-FORGIVE-LOVE-LIVE!

I also understand that it ain't easy. I like to hold on to something that feels good.  What I've come to know is that life is a process. There are times of happiness and sadness. There is a cycle to life. I know that one day I will get old and return to my infancy. It is all a part of this journey.  

I know that I want to extend those moments where everything is right in my world. It is with age and introspection that I have learned that it will happen again SO I write it down and keep living...



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