Life Finds A Way…

Jeff Goldblum used that line as Dr. Ian Malcolm in the original Jurassic Park movie. In it, he was making the point that even if we intend to have something happen “this way”, life will find a way to make it happen “that way” if it suits the needs of nature.

A flower manages to sprout through a concrete curb

I took the above photo yesterday. I left the house the previous day and headed to my local retail outlet to pick up a few things for the house. Before I turned the corner into the parking lot, I came to a stop sign and noticed that this yellow daisy was sprouting, right through the concrete curb.

Even though most people have likely driven past this flower dozens of times on their home or to work, I felt compelled to return the following day with my camera and take a photo.

It got me to thinking about the perseverance of life. We’re often faced with daily obstacles that make us think that we just can’t… Can’t go on, can’t keep fighting, can’t make through whatever difficulty we’re facing…

But you know what? As long as you persevere and fight your way through, you’ll always find a way. Just like this little flower did. Think of yourself as this flower: faced with an impenetrable barrier and impossible odds, hostile environment and away from all your counterparts. And yet, still capable of rising up and blossoming in the face of impossible odds. And looking damn good while doing it, too!

You have that ability. It’s in you. Sometimes life makes it seem impossible, but think about all the times that water has penetrated stone. Or how the winds of time have moved and shaped mountains. Daily life seems pale in comparison to the effort needed to reach those goals.

So don’t be so hard on yourself. Let yourself take a breath. Hold it. Then let it out slowly. And then kick the ever lovin’ s&*t out of whatever stands on your way. Life always finds a way. And you, my friend, are life! ☯

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Shawn

I am a practitioner of the martial arts and student of the Buddhist faith. I have been a Type 1 Diabetic since I was 4 years old and have been fighting the uphill battle it includes ever since. I enjoy fitness and health and looking for new ways to improve both, as well as examining the many questions of life. Although I have no formal medical training, I have amassed a wealth of knowledge regarding health, Diabetes, martial arts as well as Buddhism and philosophy. My goal is to share this information with the world, and perhaps provide some sarcastic humour along the way. Welcome!

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