Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Can Life Cheat Us?

Do you ever feel that life has cheated you? Are the naysayers right, that remaining positive makes it all worthwhile, in the end? Is attitude everything?

You know the question: why do bad things happen to good people? I look at the flip side: why do good things happen to bad people?

Is there fate? Are there muses? Do you hear a voice that leads the way? Have you at your current age, decided on a belief that gives you comfort and understanding of this world?

I'm older and more grounded. I'm content when stress is absent. When it hangs around I stand my ground even though I'm human and prone to weakness.

A moment of doubt does not define me, although I sense I'm a part of something greater than I cannot define. I seek wisdom - the only thing that gives meaning. Having it grounds me, and allows me contentment in the face of adversity.

I'm older but the journey continues. In the big scheme of things I'm young, and therefore continue seeking.

Has life cheated me? Sometimes I have thought so. Then somewhere down the road I received a reason for the "disappointing " moment. I'd like to share a song. I'm not pushing beliefs; just listen to the words and apply it to your own idea of life, and the idea that we can be cheated. Can we?


  1. It may feel that we are cheated at times, but I don't think we are in the greater scheme of things/life. I don't fully understand life but my feeling is that we are here, at this time, to learn by experiences. But what do I know!

  2. I know what you mean. But those unanswered prayers or rejected requests give me pause... as things usually turn out for the best, for me.

  3. Hi Dixie,
    I think that when one has had difficulties in life, one can begin to feel cheated. "Why me?" we might ask.
    Through my own experience of illness, though, I've come to think of even horrible experiences as things which we can learn from, and I think you can always look around and find someone less fortunate than yourself. So, perhaps it pays to remind oneself occasionally of how lucky we are and to count our blessings. Maybe that way we can try to remain positive and not feel cheated by life. To quote Neil Baldwin (who I wrote my last post about), "I always wanted to be happy, so I decided to be."
    Thanks for this post, Dixie, it certainly got me thinking!
    Very Best Wishes, from your blogging pal,

  4. Hello David,
    I enjoyed your post. In fact if I ever get to England I want to meet you and Neil Baldwin too. I think both of you have definitely "stripped away the rose colored glasses"... the theme of this blog.
    Thank you for visiting. I appreciate your comment.
    Most sincerely, Dixie


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