Fall in love with someone who’s comfortable with your silence. Find someone who doesn’t need your words to know it’s time to kiss you.
For each person there is a sentence—a series of words—which has the power to destroy them.
When I was a kid, I always used to watch the WWF. Back then, I had no taste for actual wrestling talent or microphone skills, all I really cared about was that the good guys won and the bad guys lost. Every week I went to my cousin’s house and we would all watch as Stone Cold Steve Austin battled with DX led by Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Chyna and Iron Mike Tyson. Eventually he would do battle with McMahon’s Corporation. As I grew up, I learned to appreciate the little things that made “Sports Entertainment” good. For instance, I stopped caring about good and bad guys and just openly cheered for someone who basically wrestled well (as opposed to most lumbering giants who did nothing but slam an opponent), someone who could grab your attention for being great on the mic, those who actually *tried* to be good. Its exactly why I’ve always loved Eddie Guererro back in his WCW days (I literally cried that night I found out he died), have always chosen to support CM Punk and Daniel Bryan regardless if they were the good or bad guy, and why I utterly despise John Cena, not because he’s bad, but rather he’s lazy after he got toned and watered down.
Wrestling at its very core however is about grappling, the struggle for position, momentum, leverage in order to take down, pin or submit your opponent. It kinda gives you the vibe that everyone in their lives are professional wrestlers in some aspect. We all have something we struggle and grapple with. We refuse to succumb, we want to come on top. We want to winthat struggle. Regardless of whether its with a sport or game we love to play or a job/co-worker we find so stressful, or even to the very cores of our hearts, we wrestle.
Whenever we set out to do something, our actions are usually dictated by our mind or our hearts. No, not the heart that pumps the blood through our veins, but our metaphorical “heart”, the emotion, the passion the soul behind our very being. Everyday our minds and our hearts wrestle and they always wrestle together. Sometimes as allies, sometimes against each other, our mind and our heart always wrestle together. Oftentimes its a battle for what we want and what’s best for us. Most of our troubles stem from the fact that we can’t seem to find a compromise between what we want and what’s best: What we want may not be what’s best for us, and sometimes, what’s best for us isn’t what we want. It is then that we get to see the ignorance we all carry as humans, no matter how smart we perceive ourselves to be, we can never rid ourselves of that struggle. We crave the satisfaction of the short-term instead of looking towards the long-term goal. This is sometimes why people are unhappy with their jobs or why hearts are broken because you commit to something for the feel-good right now instead of the long road ahead.
Even then, we not only wrestle with ourselves, oftentimes we find ourselves wrestling against fate, destiny or some higher power you’d like to believe in. Sometimes man likes to wrestle with God. Yes, its true, even Jacob did it. However, man also likes to run away from God, but not Jacob. The thing about wrestling is that once you’re locked on tight, you refuse to let go. You don’t walk away and give up. You fight till the end, until everything is clear to you, until you realize something that will change your life forever. The struggle for position, the movement and the locks may keep you down, but you keep moving to find your purpose, your position, your answer. We should always keep moving forward and we should always grow. If you find something or someone that helps you grow as a person, keep it by your side and wrestle with your everyday life with that something on your corner pushing you forward.
See that’s the thing about life. Sometimes we are so invested into our struggles that we totally forget ourselves and the world around us. We are so concerned with getting out of this grapple that we forget the very fundamentals of how we’re supposed to wrestle. Just because we don’t understand what’s going on, just because we are confused and distressed by our problems doesn’t mean we should stop doing what we know is right. Just because we struggle with whether or not we should stay at our job or pursue our heart’s desires doesn’t mean that we have to stop being a good friend or providing for our family and what not. Just because we perceive ourselves not to be moving doesn’t mean we aren’t making a difference, it doesn’t mean that we are just to sit here and wait. We have always been taught that patience is a virtue so much that it becomes an excuse to become lax and lazy, all the while forgetting that true patience is having an a positive outlook while waiting and being prepared to act when the time calls for it. There is no ring announcer or entrance music when wrestling in real life. We just silently have to go out there and just fight.
We all have our struggles, and we all have something we truly want to fight for. So go take on the world and just wrestle it to the ground. And if you find it hard to go about it alone, look to your side and find that one person or thing that will fuel you to keep fighting for what you want, or what’s best for you, whichever you feel like fighting for at the moment. Keep them by your side and take on the world together. Tag team your way through life’s up and down’s because once you get through it, and trust me on this, the glory of winning is indescribable.
And that’s the bottom line ‘coz Promil kid said so.
Love that is easy to get will also be easy to lose
You’re scared that if you let them in, they’ll get to know the real you, then they might reject you.
Amazing… My stomach’s saying “Feed me” when I feel like I’m about to cry.
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