Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Thoughts on a snowy day in Paris...........

The beauty of a fulfilled life in my opinion is what you can do with your life and how you can make it a rather meaningful existence. It is just my yardstick and in the past two years since a health scare I realised that to enjoy and blossom fully it is good to sacrifice comfort in order to achieve whatever I had thought or dreamt of becoming. This sounds scary and socialistic but it is not - it is a realisation that a lot of things we hold dear to us are really not essential. Also that summer we stayed in Antibes for two weeks. This friend who hosted us lives like a monk and is one of the nicest and perhaps happiest persons I know. That stuck with me. In order to live we do not NEED too much. The few essentials besides the most obvious are a few good friends, an enquiring mind, will to learn and explore what is there, humility, compassion, appreciation for nature and manmade forms of art. Here I ramble on....
I have made some good friends, I think I have a curious mind, I love to learn and explore about other cultures etc, have some humility (I hope!), have some compassion (no maybe too much - this did not serve me well in the legal world where it is quite essential to be ruthless), I do have a keen love for nature and arts...

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