After what I could define as my busiest and longest week to date, I am currently enjoying a nice long weekend where I have managed to catch up on all things inside Secondlife, including getting my photography business organised, getting back into DJing -which it’s something I enjoy doing from time to time- and just profiting from a long overdue leisure time.
The weekend however has met me with a wide range of surprises on a personal level and I have seen friends hook up or break up, which has reminded me on how frail and delicate relationship, jobs, projects and lives in general in our virtual world are; we often take solace in the idea that our perfect idea of bliss will not be altered, that time will not run its course and make things change and we live under this delusion until reality happens and we encounter ourselves with heartbreak, anxiety and overall sadness.
My life has not been an easy one, SL or RL wise and I have had close friends or even people I once considered to be a integral part of my family, stab me or toss me aside when I was no longer of any use -or when I was the easy one to put the blame on-, but this applies to all of us, we all go through our own personal battles, we struggle with our own demons and most of the times we put our trust in the wrong hands.
Life has made me a fighter, I always bounce back and land on my feet no matter how hard I fall, providing me with a very thick skin; Buddhism on the other hand has opened my eyes to a good number of concepts, impermanence and the frailty of the present and everything we do, on how easy and simple it is to forgive and forget and never look back, only using the past as a reference and not as a guidebook and it is in this balance where I have found happiness and in the end, myself.
No matter how surreal SL can get to be at times and how you can’t really judge people by what they show you, but by their actions, count your blessings if like me, you have a handful of people you have gotten to know as well as it can possibly be and be grateful when those you trusted drop their act and show their true colors, it may hurt and sting at first but it is a lesson learned; remember how Virginia Woolf once said ““If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people”
To those wise words as big as they are -if I may Mrs Woolf- I would add that you cannot expect the truth if you live in a lie, sometimes it is best to have your truthful pain and move on than live under the happy shelter of deceit.
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