My life is an experiment

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I consider life to be an experiment. I often test things to see what is possible and how things react.

Just like in science some of my experiments fail to produce useful results. Some things I do surprise me, and others don’t seem to matter. It feels incredible to be able to experience life and see the results of my experiments.

I shared earlier that I had changed my health through NMT. I didn’t know anything about it but I was willing to gamble the cost of treatment $60 to see if it worked. It had wonderful results and I am so grateful I did so. I experimented with going to Chicago, and that turned out wonderfully. In fact most of the big risks in my life I had no data that showed that it might even work. The odds were against me. This is not to sing my praises but rather to say that when you risk you can get larger rewards than you can even conceive.

There is a quote attributed to Helen Keller that says “Life is a daring adventure or it is nothing.”  I believe in that. Now many of my experiments were a waste of time, and money and lead to heartache. I can’t say that I was universally successful. When you take this path you will be disappointed and frustrated. I can’t imagine the alternative, however. Living a life that is “safe” never knowing the thrill of victory or the sadness of defeat.

When you look back on your life and wonder about your decisions, be proud that you had the courage to take a chance no matter what happened. Be thrilled even if your life isn’t what you want it to be, life is rarely static. It’s okay to not have the answers, and the process of living is what makes it worthwhile.

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