Your Days are Numbered

Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it. Marcus Aurelius

The length of one’s life is not predetermined. Many factors go into shortening or lengthening your days, but the quality not the quantity should matter most. Each day you shut yourself off from the world you speed up the passage of time. Every day you open your soul to the sunshine, you slow down the passage of time. That is why people say someone lived a full life. The hours of their days bubbled with a positive spirit.

This is not to say one should be deluded or create a fantasy around which their life revolves. But attitude is crucial to increasing the enjoyment of life. Days stuck in gloomy ruminations blur one day into another until life becomes nothing more drudgery and ruin. Changing perspective is the first step towards a fuller life.

Disentangling our souls from negative attachments takes determination. Often the harmful fictions we tell ourselves wreak havoc on our self-image. Puling away the strings of dark negativity intensifies our enjoyment of living. Find a way to throw open the windows to your soul and let the sunshine of positive light increase the fullness of your days.

Ride the rising currents of happiness. Soar above the burned out relics of past sorrows. Although the total number of days you will have is unknown, you can make the most of each day and feel the enjoyment spread out towards infinity before the sun sets forever.

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Published by everythingisbeachy

Read my books at: Wheeler was a monthly magazine and weekly newspaper editor during the time he lived in China from 2007-2019. In China he worked for: Education Ministry, Tourism Ministry and Propaganda Ministry. In addition to his magazine and newspaper work, Wheeler edited and contributed to: multiple travel guides; numerous textbooks; several research and translation projects; and advertising copy for countless clients. As a university lecturer, Wheeler developed several university courses including Appreciation of Western Poetry and Introduction to Journalism. He taught Writing, Literature, Culture, Film, and other subjects. His success as a foreign teacher and editor led to Wheeler being awarded Teacher of the Year honors several times at two major universities. In addition to writing, Wheeler was an actor in China. He was on a television show; and the voice for Hangzhou Tourism as well as acting on stage. Wheeler's most unusual role was being the spokesman for a wallpaper adhesive company.

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