Embrace The World Like A Lover

After living a life full of fear I began to take the first awkward steps toward embracing the world as a lover a few years ago. It has not always been fun, but I’ve never been happier or felt more alive and fulfilled. As I’ve courted doubt and darkness, I’ve often felt their lingering stings, but the confidence, knowing, light and warmth I’ve experienced by doing so has made the great adventure so worthwhile. My biggest regret is that I waited so long. I’m grateful and blessed, however, that I didn’t wait so long that I missed the experience altogether, for that would have been the greatest tragedy of all.

With Love,
Russ

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It cost so much to be a full human being that there are very few who have the enlightenment, or the courage, to pay the price….  One has to abandon altogether the search for security, and reach out to the risk of living with both arms.  One has to embrace the world like a lover, and yet demand no easy return of love.  One has to accept pain as a condition of existence.  One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing.  One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.
   —  Morris L. West
From his novel: “The Shoes of the Fisherman
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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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6 Responses to Embrace The World Like A Lover

  1. utesmile says:

    It is never too late Russ! … and better late than never, experiencing it is the best and well worthwhile!

    • russtowne says:

      I used to believe it is never too late, but I’ve seen too many people at the end of their lives who clearly waited too long. They thought they’d have more time. I’ve come to believe time is the friend of those who embrace the world like a lover, and the enemy of those who don’t. From what I know of you, Ute, you are an embracer.
      Russ

      • utesmile says:

        I certainly am…you know me Russ. I was later than some people but I don’t have regrets and I am happy that way!
        That is true though thinking we have more time but we do live NOW and that is important. In the now we are in control but not in the past or future.
        Big hugs Russ 🙂

  2. Better late then dead……………

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