GOING INTO REWIND
If I got to live my life over again, I would
still go sailing.
In our later years, we all look back at what we have done with
our lives. When we go into rewind, we tend to remember the good
times and forget the bad.
When I rolled my van in New Zealand and broke two legs,
fractured five ribs, and punctured one lung, pain and suffering
became my new and constant companions. I got to know them
personally in a way that I had never known before.
In spite of all that pain and misery, I can't recall with any
degree of intensity what it was like to go through that
experience. I can remember that I was uncomfortable and that it
took six months to learn to walk again, but I don't feel the
pain any longer. It's been erased from my mind.
Contrast that with my
cruising memories. When I go into rewind, I can instantly
visualize and relive my eleven year voyage around the world. I
can see myself hiking in the jungles of Nuku Hiva. I can see
the Pyramids of Giza and the Temples of Luxor. I can see myself
driving in the sand dunes of Arabia, I can see the Israeli Navy
gunboat circling around Exit Only as we wait for permission to
land in Israel. I can see the crew of Exit Only exploring
Nabatean Petra. I can see myself standing among the Orangutans
of Borneo. I can see the humpback whales jumping in front of
our boat off Fraser Island in Australia. I can see fjord land
of New Zealand majestically surrounding me on all sides. I can
see Mount Cook, the Franz Josef Glacier, and the Canterbury
plains. I can see the Australian outback as well as the Sydney
Harbor Bridge. I can see Chinatown in Singapore and Buddhist
temples in Thailand.
These and a thousand other positive adventures come welling up
in my mind when I go into rewind and observe a
not-so-instant-replay of my life.
That's why it's so important to live my dreams. That's why I
would still go sailing. When I look back over my life, I want
tons of positive memories to overwhelm my mind and to remind me
that life is truly good.
Excerpt from :
Maximum Strength Positive
Thinking : What to Say When You Talk to Your Mind
David J Abbott M.D.
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