El paraíso en la otra esquina

”Maybe it’s the choices we make? We all start from the same grain but choose different paths? I’ve always thought most of us are only a handful of key decisions from a much different life.”Ashley Williams

It does seem that most of the time paradise is just around the corner, doesn’t it? That the life we want, the life we dream about on our most lonely of nights, is just out of our reach. Almost attainable.

Life, as we want it, has to be conquered. It’s not a place to be reached, or something that can be granted. Our decisions shape our destinies. Life is what we make it.

But it’s easier that way, isn’t it? To think of the promise of a better life as something that will come to you eventually. To imagine a future that you never have to struggle to reach. It’s just there, inside your head, like a reminder of all that you could be… if only…

If only… these are the saddest words ever.

And yet… we live in the present, not in the future. We are not our past, we are not defined by what we did one year ago or ten years ago… the past has no power over us unless we chose to live there.

That is the thing… the life you want is not out of your reach. It’s right there… around the corner, but you have to put in the effort to get there. Or crawl your way there. It doesn’t matter, as long as you don’t stop.

Things don’t just fall into our laps, because we wouldn’t appreciate them.

It’s the struggle that pleases us, a lot more than the victory.

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3 comments on “El paraíso en la otra esquina

  1. “We are not our past, we are not defined by what we did one year ago or ten years ago…” I always find myself reminding myself of this fact. Nice, thoughtful blog piece.

  2. uju says:

    The struggle makes the victory sweeter. Well said.

  3. dollyblogt says:

    Beautifully written and so true !

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