Life is a temporary loan, and this life is nothing but a sketchy imitation of reality. Only children would mistake a toy for the real thing. And yet, human beings either become infatuated with the toy or respectfully break it and throw it aside. In this life, stay away from all kinds of extremists, for they will destroy your inner balance.
The Sufi mystic & Islamic scholar Jalal ad-Din Rumi – Rule#22 from the book 40 Rules of love by Elif Shafak –
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So why bother? Get too involved or over think? Why bother even bother? Just let things be as good and as bad as they are. Live each day as if it is your very first day and your very last day. Be there for those who ask for you to be there, and don’t be there for those who wish not to have you around. Don’t try too hard, and don’t over exaggerate. Don’t try to understand every little thing, or even find reasons for things, don’t try to assume, or conclude, don’t try to please, or displease, don’t even try to try. Just live. Take the good into your arms, and watch the things you don’t wish to go through as they just come by you. Don’t get stuck, in between your thoughts of the future or the past, don’t over think that the past will hunt you back, or the future might be like anything from your past, just don’t plan what is unplanned, and what is undetermined. Plan what you need to plan without restrictions, without holding so tight, without taking it for granted. Always choose to give love no matter what the situation is, give love when you can, give love when it is hard, give love at every minute of every hour. Always remember that the answer to anything is to remember a thing called love.