it is said that the secret to life is to fall 7 times and get up 8.
it does seem that '8' is a never-ending toil : the thing is, living life becomes more and more important, sacred, sweet and special when we participate fully, even though falling down and getting up is part and parcel of the 'job' we must all accomplish in our walk-through in this realm.
to settle over and over again for taking whatever life thinks we want is to remain down after 7. consider the accomplishment in rounding the bend of getting up after 4, then the road we travel to get to, and then knocked down, and back up after 5, and the bumps, bruises and tears of 6, and then there's 7.
the fact of life is that getting back up is what there is.
empowerment in self is the ultimate aim. packed within a day are moments. see them, be in them - or not, they are always, always awaiting discernment, recognition.
life only gives us what we want, consciously or not ...