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Thoughts on living…an Adventure, a Comedy, and a Love Story

Think of living as steering a boat that’s going down a calm, swift or a wild river. The river is the setting for your life path. The current of the river is the screenplay of your life, which, without you doing anything, always carries you to where it is going.

An adventurous life has rapids, rocks, snags, pirates. A comedy has lots of stupid obstacles, like a leak in the boat, falling overboard, and being chased by alligators. A love story has beautiful scenery and moonlit nights along with the river’s regular obstacles.

Your thoughts and ideas determine the size of the boat and how it is propelled – whether by oars, sail, or motor. You decide how you are dressed, whom you’re with, the route you will follow, and all the river’s obstacles. Your job is to steer down the river, engaging physically and emotionally with each obstacle as you come to it.

People in your environment may guide you and there might be signposts, but you are on your own. You have to make the decisions about how to steer around those obstacles and how to deal with the feelings that come up. You make the choices of where you will dock, on which side of the river to proceed, which rivers, streams, and paths to follow, when to stop, and when to start.

About the Author

For over 20 years, John Cane has helped over 100,000 individuals in areas of Self Improvement. John is a Certified Integrated Wellness Coach (Mind, Body, and Spirit), motivational speaker, and writer. John has six certifications in Personal Growth and Development. His Journal Books, ‘Important Things I Remember from My Parents’ are used in schools and as an aid for adults in gaining strength in self-identity in the United States and Europe. John is currently pursuing his Doctoral Degree in Psychology & Interdisciplinary Inquiry at Saybrook University, Oakland, California.

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