When thinking of a life lived well, we have to consider all aspects of life. We have to consider, our thoughts, our actions, our words and deeds, along with the abstracts of rudders, hinges and springs.
A rudder is a small instrument (or piece of wood) that helps with the steering of a ship. A hinge is a joint that a door hangs on that guarantees the smooth opening and closing of the door. A spring is a cushion between two things, like a mattress top and bottom to keep the pressure off those two points.
These terms can also be used to embellish this thought of mine.
We all hear that “Actions speak louder than words,” and before taking action we can use that little rudder to turn thoughts from bad to good. Well intended thoughts, or words, can backfire if the spring isn’t cushioned well, or doesn’t have enough bounce to keep it from hitting bottom. And who wants to have those doors slammed shut, or the hinges of life broken and hanging?
In every well lived life we have to take care with all of our thoughts, actions, and words, so that we do not harm others. A well lived life is about caring for others. Taking responsibility for your actions, and promoting good thoughts and words in a loving way.
So, today let your ship be steered by a strong rudder, hinged on the smooth opening and closing of doors, with enough spring in your life that you keep enough bounce to spring you forward.
Keep developing your well lived life…and doing it in a loving way.
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