Things I Learned too Late in Life – the Book and the Blog

| 2/27/2012 3:36:00 PM

Tags: Dan Chiras, loving life, simple living,

The path of life can be treacherous at times 

For most of us, life’s a journey, which is a polite way of saying life can be fun, but it’s often challenging — extremely challenging. At times, life can be downright brutal.

If you’re like me, your life’s been a series of trials and errors, mistakes and missteps. At times we get it right, but many other times we flounder. That’s a polite way of saying we can make a terrible mess of things — and then suffer the consequences. It’s at these times that our lives test our sanity — even our will to live.

What makes life so difficult?

Well, to be honest, we do.

Dysfunctional thoughts and behaviors we’ve learned growing up — or “inherited” from our parents — can make our lives a living hell at times — not just for us, but for everyone around us. This baggage trips us up and sends us crashing face first to the pavement.

dan chiras
3/11/2012 3:31:00 AM

Mike have you discovered a short cut to the blog yet?

dan chiras
3/11/2012 3:30:34 AM

Great Jean...I've posted several blogs so far. Hope you enjoy reading them and, if you like what you read, pass them on to others. Dan

dan chiras
3/11/2012 3:28:58 AM

Rebecca...We do yearn for simplicity. I think we just grow tired of all the details...all the things we have to take care of...At some point, a cabin in the mountains with an easy chair, a book case full of good books, and a few cups, spoons, and plates...seems so alluring. Dan

dan chiras
3/11/2012 3:26:39 AM

You're welcome Mike...That's kind of you to say. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the folks at Mother Earth News who are hosting my blog for me and helping spread the word. I look forward to your comments and thoughts and I hope this blog will help you in some small way.

dan chiras
3/11/2012 3:24:49 AM

Thanks Lisa...Sorry it has taken me so long to respond. I've had some computer (operator) problems. I was unable to post replys...Thanks for your well wishes. I hope what you read continues to resonate with you and perhaps help you and others in some small way.

dan chiras
3/11/2012 3:23:15 AM

Thanks Linda...I hope you enjoy and benefit from my blog. I'm sure I'll learn a lot from viewpoints and experiences of others like yourself. Dan

dan chiras
3/9/2012 4:02:23 PM

Jody, Everyone dreams of changing the world, but no one dreams of changing themself. As you know, my dear friend, through self-transformation, we transform the world. It's that powerful. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Dan

mike smith
3/2/2012 7:39:11 PM

What is the best way to access this blog without going back through Dan's email website? I'd like to book mark it, but can't figure out how to do it. Thanks, mike

jean mauck
3/1/2012 3:32:34 PM

I'm looking forward to reading more.

rebecca lewis
3/1/2012 2:50:05 PM

Dan - this sounds interesting! Isn't it funny as we grow older, we yearn for simplicity at a point when we tire of the complexities? Thanks for sharing.

mike smith
3/1/2012 2:14:55 PM

Dan and others, Thanks for starting this blog. I'm looking forward to listening to what other's have to say about this topic.

jody miles
3/1/2012 2:01:52 PM

Why didn't someone tell us? Isn't it a more in-depth learning when we discover the understanding on our own time? Isn't our comprehension of the lesson deeper? Nonetheless, I do feel that a huge part of the learning comes from within the discussions we share with others....discussions that "ring true" with our innerselves. Thus, I'm looking forward to observing the thoughts shared. :) A great project.

lisa nagle
3/1/2012 3:58:07 AM

I like your introduction to your blog and am looking forward to reading your book. Your words and style resonate with me so far. I wish you the best with both the blog and the book!

linda stuart
2/29/2012 3:24:49 PM

So true - this thing we called life is hard and why didn't someone tell us! So I am so looking forward to your blog because I can use all the help I can get!!!!!

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