Climbing up a Colorado 14er named Gray’s in a snowy whiteout showed me how the painful memories we’d most like to forget are the toughest to leave behind.
Most of us avoid thinking about the big questions to life, let alone living out the answers. For good reason, too. They’re tough questions. Where did we come from? Why we are we here? Asking about “the meaning of life” feels too big of a subject to even approach, so we often don’t. Well, as we start 2019, here’s a story from 2018 that helped me find a richer life.
We all yearn for control in life, and we hate to feel we’re sliding out of control. But, we have to embrace the reality that when it comes to creating meaningful relationships, no plan is often the best plan. Memories and human connections are too brittle. They can’t be forced to fit our molds. They crumble under pressure.