Friday, February 12, 2010

Live the Moment

I thought about death.

I thought about losing someone close to me.

I thought about something unexpected happening that dramatically changed my life forever, and wondered how I’d feel and how I’d react.

I stopped and tried to envision how my outlook of life would change and what paths I’d choose to go down afterward.

The only problem with thinking so deeply like that about the future, is that it inevitably brings you back to thinking about the present and where you stand at this moment.

It's cliché, but life is short.

A long, hard look at the bigger picture almost always enlightens you to the fact that there's no good reason to sit around and wait for what you want to come to you.

You can't wait for life to come knocking at your door or just fall into your lap.

Living well is not something you can do passively.

Let that be your mantra and I sincerely believe amazing things will happen.

"You'll seldom experience regret for anything that you've done. It is what you haven't done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it!"
--Wayne Dyer

RIP Rik T.


The Crying Tree of Mercury said...

Yo B-

My personal belief is that there's a fine line between life & death. Think about it-- we are all one car crash away, one skipped heartbeat, one last breath, and one natural disaster away from our ultimate destiny. Having seen my dad cross that line and come back, I truly believe that it is the Grace of God that helps a soul's true desire penetrate through. Love ultimately shines through whether the person remains in the physical earth, or chooses an afterlife.

Whether a person remains on this earth, or soul goes to an afterworld, Love transcends all. Think about it-- love knows no physical state or official classification. You never stop loving something that is of personal value to yourself.... that is what can drive us to love things ranging from people, to music, to concepts. My opinion is that if a person dies, they die still loving everything from when they were in the physical world, except the material items fall out of the equation. Think about it-- in your final moments, is money important, or the type of car you drive, or the school you went to? Probably not..... the only way these are important (but definitely not important in a person's final moments) is if a person's wiring is such that these items can be a subchapter of a deeper form of love such as "love for those close to you".

Anyway, maybe I am digressing.....

My views on this topic were described so eloquently when I saw "The Crow" earlier today. The whole movie can be summarized by the final statement: "If the people we love are taken from us, the way they live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever."

So true.....

Maybe we have all found the Fountain of Youth-- if we can only see past the grandeur of the physical state. If loving means you can live forever, then you better give your love to as many women as you can!! JK.. my point is that if wealth is measured by love, then I think we'd all want to become millionaires in that category, cuz in the end, all we have left is love.

That's my 2 cents.

Craig said...

Dude I still miss Rik T

He was one of the few(including you) that trained me. I just don't get it