The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. – Henry Thoreau
How succinct and true.
I know there is a price to be paid for everything I do. I have always thought about in terms of cost and benefit terms. There will be consequences but there will be benefits. There have been times were the cost was high but the benefit was worthwhile. And there are things we can do that have a low cost and a good benefit to our wellbeing.
But maybe we should think about it in terms of the life we exchange for it. What are we paying the price for that is making our life worthwhile and what are we paying the price for that is draining our life of vitality?
In other words what are we doing that is overextending our limits beyond our coping strategies such that we use the phrase ‘I am not living I am existing?’ And I know many of us do. I have. Too much life is given for what you with is worth the price.
But what are these things you think are worth the price? What are the things we may have cut out of our lives because of the pain and illness, due to necessity, being forced to focus only on what we felt was absolutely fundamental… and yet, those very things bring a great deal of value to our lives in mental and emotional wellbeing.
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it… so we have to choose very carefully what we are using our valuable energy on. If anything we more than most people have to pick and choose our activities with more care and attention. What is of beneficial value and what is detrimental? https://w.atcontent.com/-/4CEpnmd95mT/nikki.albert/1o80Esrmvz5.text/Panel/Autocheck