What prompted me to write today here was I had a dream about my wife (was staying in a hotel last night about 3.5 hours away from home). She just happened to be in it...more or less...off to the side, as a passive participant, watching what was occurring in the dream.
Well, it made me miss her, so I called her up this morning upon waking up to tell her so; and to tell her I loved her.
One of the "games" I play psychologically with myself is to ponder the fact of when I'm doing to die. I ask myself the question frequently, "If I die today, how do I want to live today?".
Asking that question of myself has literally made me turn around in my driveway (we have a long driveway) after an argument on my way to work just to say I'm sorry to my wife. Because, I truly never do know when I'm going to die. It wouldn't matter to me, as I wouldn't be here in human form anymore, but I think it would make my wife feel guilty (and vice versa if the situation were reversed).
We, as humans, get so caught up in living that we never think we're going to one day not be living.
Live today as if you were going to die. Choose to play full out. Call someone you need to call and tell them you love them. Choose to make your relationship great. Work at it...or get out of it.
If you were living with someone who made you feel like you couldn't be YOU, then, why put yourself through it? I want to be me. I want to be with someone who wants me to be me (which I am, don't get me wrong). I have been in relationships before (my first wife was one) where the other person thought I was too over the top...too passionate...too boisterous. I've actually been told before (this by my ex-wife) that she was afraid to go someplace with me because of fear of what I'd say (of course, she was/is an INTJ...I'm an ENFJ...not exactly a "perfect" match).
If you knew there was a possibility you were going to die today...or next week...or next month...or next year, what would you make different in your life? Choose to start living full out. It's a conscious process...but a process well worth the effort.
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