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How do you face being alive?
    #6958554 - 05/23/07 10:21 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

"There are two ways of facing our being alive. One is to surrender to it, either by acquiescing to it's demands or by fighting those demands. The other is by molding our particular life situation to fit our own configurations"


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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

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Re: How do you face being alive? [Re: Icelander]
    #6958568 - 05/23/07 10:23 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I don't face it.  I just live it. :sunny:


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Re: How do you face being alive? [Re: Icelander]
    #6958575 - 05/23/07 10:25 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

What sort of demands do you think the quote is referring to?


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Re: How do you face being alive? [Re: dblaney]
    #6958599 - 05/23/07 10:28 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Just about everything that happens to you.


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Re: How do you face being alive? [Re: Silversoul]
    #6958617 - 05/23/07 10:31 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

Silversoul said:
I don't face it.  I just live it. :sunny:




I have no idea what you mean? Who just lives life? Really? You just live each day with the same smile on your face? No challenging days, no ups and downs?

Sounds more like something people just say.


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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

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Re: How do you face being alive? [Re: Icelander]
    #6958716 - 05/23/07 10:48 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

A real man faces the demands as bravely as he can. He knows what he must do, and he calculates his next move. He also realizes that some aspects of those demands and it's consequences are out of his control. So he strives to better himself to face those demands with a more secure light heart.

What is a real man anyway? I guess it's different for all of us.


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Re: How do you face being alive? [Re: DrCamacho89]
    #6959032 - 05/23/07 11:42 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

And what do real women do?


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Re: How do you face being alive? [Re: Icelander]
    #6959154 - 05/24/07 12:06 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

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Icelander said:
"There are two ways of facing our being alive. One is to surrender to it, either by acquiescing to it's demands or by fighting those demands. The other is by molding our particular life situation to fit our own configurations"




Is the question how, as in which of these two ways, or how as in what do we do to acquiesce to demands?


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Re: How do you face being alive? [Re: Icelander]
    #6959337 - 05/24/07 12:42 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

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Icelander said:
Quote:

Silversoul said:
I don't face it.  I just live it. :sunny:




I have no idea what you mean? Who just lives life? Really? You just live each day with the same smile on your face? No challenging days, no ups and downs?

Sounds more like something people just say.



I guess I was just giving a vague answer to what seemed like a vague question.


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Re: How do you face being alive? [Re: Silversoul]
    #6959366 - 05/24/07 12:48 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Laugh at it.


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Re: How do you face being alive? [Re: backfromthedead]
    #6959815 - 05/24/07 02:43 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

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Re: How do you face being alive? [Re: Icelander]
    #6959824 - 05/24/07 02:47 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

but sincerely,

there are two ways to face anything: this way or that way.

but in the now the only way to face anything is one way, the way you face it.

from all the possibilities,
it all boils down to one in the moment.


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Re: How do you face being alive? [Re: AlteredAgain]
    #6960349 - 05/24/07 09:04 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Do all roads lead to Rome?? I try sending my face in one direction and my personality in the other, hopefully we come full circle and meet up on the other side.


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Re: How do you face being alive? [Re: Silversoul]
    #6960790 - 05/24/07 11:36 AM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

Silversoul said:
Quote:

Icelander said:
Quote:

Silversoul said:
I don't face it.  I just live it. :sunny:




I have no idea what you mean? Who just lives life? Really? You just live each day with the same smile on your face? No challenging days, no ups and downs?

Sounds more like something people just say.



I guess I was just giving a vague answer to what seemed like a vague question.




Thanks for nothing then:thumbup:


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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

With much wisdom comes much sorrow,
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Re: How do you face being alive? [Re: Icelander]
    #6961203 - 05/24/07 01:25 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

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And what do real women do?




The same as a man, but they also must realize where their power lays. Compassion is a trait a woman has which differs greatly from man's, especially after she has experienced child birth. It's a deeper seeded knowledge in which they must realize they possess, and men may have the same traits to a certain extent, but never expect the same in return. It's not possible.

I'm not saying men are all strength and no compassion or women are all compassion and no strength. The natural order of things makes one sex more apt to handle certain demands. Essentially, I feel that is the basis for a successful relationship. The taking on demands together as a team, each member knowing his/her strengths and knowing exactly when they need to lead and when they need to follow their teammate.

We all need to find our own way to deal with life, and it will always be an assessment of personal strengths and weaknesses. It's what WE do to alter those is up to US, and what will make the difference in the long run.


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Re: How do you face being alive? [Re: Icelander]
    #6961205 - 05/24/07 01:25 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I face the fact that I am alive with all that life has to bear :wink:
:heart:


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Re: How do you face being alive? [Re: Icelander]
    #6961223 - 05/24/07 01:32 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

I strive to mold my life around my own configurations, my idea of what should happen (but only to a point-- I stop before it becomes narcissistic). I basically just try to control the parts of my life that can be controlled, while acquiescing to the areas of life that are inalterable.


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Re: How do you face being alive? [Re: vigilant_mind]
    #6962134 - 05/24/07 05:59 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Life is like a good bf/gf you actually love. A lot of the time you don't agree, but you stick with it for the wonderful times you have as well. If there are too few good times, you wish you can leave but know that it'll create more problems than its worth, so you stick with it and learn to love every aspect, the good with the bad.

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Re: How do you face being alive? [Re: Icelander]
    #6966121 - 05/25/07 05:15 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

By facing it.. :wink:


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Re: How do you face being alive? [Re: Gomp]
    #6966326 - 05/25/07 06:21 PM (13 years, 11 months ago)

Old Arab saying, "May you meet your end, backing into a mirror".:thumbup:


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