After seeing a documentary about Matthew McConahay, I was intrigued by his lifestyle (not only because it's very similar to mine, being another free spirit, but in some ways he has taken his up several notches). I'm only referring to his personal life, rather than him as an Actor. That was a bit of bragging for me, to compare myself to such a hunk, a hunk of ...Let's just say, he's easy on the eyes and I adore his lifestyle from the point of being true to himself; by jumping into situations and adventures that most others would pay large sums of $ to avoid! He was drawn to wild and I love that!
All that said, on to the subject of this writing: "Just keep on living."
For someone having emotional pain, for example, having anxiety, or thinking life sucks, his advice might be: "Just keep on living," Seems so simple - and anything but easy for many. For me, it's profound.
Now that I live in the present, much of the time, this statement means something similar to my own motto: Peace is just one thought away. I relate to the person that just cannot get into the advice of 'just keep on living' [just keep moving], because maybe the last thing they WANT is to live!
To be on the other side of that, to want to live and live fully is just plain dynamite sometimes! And in my experience, it comes down to living moment to moment. When I divert into fearful thoughts, I'm out of the moment. It's a miracle that I got out of that downward spiral which happened over half my lifetime, one step at a time. It was worth all the work, time, money, tears....When I get triggered, I'm now able to feel into the feelings and be with them. (They're not so scary now. Not always easy but light years easier, now, than the resistance.) And then shift happens. YEAH!
Thank you God. Susan