The tightrope is
pulled taut over the pit of complaint, unhappiness, and
At first, in my life, I ran down the rope, not even considering there was anything else. In my late teens, and in to my early thirties, I forgot about the rope and spent a great deal of time in the turmoil of the pit, suffering, whining and complaining, promoting the chorus of cries about how bad life is, chiming in with the incantations of those masses of complainers around me.
I now see life as
a challenge to stay on the rope. It's
exciting and at times difficult. In earlier
times, I tried carrying too much, juggling too many
things while on the rope. Maintaining balance
(Happiness and Joy) is easier with less excess to handle
on the rope.
There is only one rule on the rope: ACCURACY IS ECSTASY. No amount of fantastic (fantasy) thinking works better than accurate observation.
Dealing with life
on the rope from an accurate perspective yields the most
absorbing, concentrated, rewarding experience.