Wrestling with Life
“The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.” Marcus Aurelius
Don’t you want to be the person who dances like no one’s watching? Or be the one who always knows how to Keep Calm & Carry On? I want laughter to be easy and plentiful and the music to be loud and up tempo.
But most days are working days.
Maintenance days. Unglamorous. Challenging. Routine.
Not great dancing days.
I think accepting the normal days is critical to appreciating the days of music and merriment. When our expectation is that living is like a wrestling match, I think the challenges feel appropriate.
Living life well IS more like a wrestling match; it’s a worthy fight where we should engage, but the mental preparation is different when we expect a battle rather than a dance.
How do you mentally prepare for your day?