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Recent Life Thoughts

Updated on April 17, 2013

My recent life thoughts

The other day I was meditating and my mind started wandering. These thoughts started bubbling up. What can I pen about these thoughts that are rumbling about in my head? Am I losing my life too quickly to do all I want to do in these sum of years that are predestined to be mine? It almost seemed like from another time.

I then realized that my mortality has set in as there have been several deaths in the last 4 years, from senior clients to close relatives. It's interesting that when we are young we think we are invincible and as we get older we realize more and more how very precious life is. At a funeral I went to many years ago, there was a child that had passed away from a brain aneurysm. The minister said " Parents are only given a gift of a child in trust for an indeterminate amount of time. So how long one never knows." That statement made a big impact on me at the time and has just re-emerged again after seeing the deaths of the innocent people at the Boston Marathon bombings.

This quote from Khalil Gibran says it all: "Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you ,they belong not to you." Life is a gift and what are we doing with it? It makes me wonder if we are doing everything we want to be doing. Are we at a place in our life where we want to be? And if not what are we doing?

After all these recent tragedies(The Boston Marathon bombings, The Newton town school shootings, the movie theater massacre...) it made me realize that we have no control over our lives from one moment to the next. We have no idea when our last breath will be. It sure keeps us on our toes and like a great adventure is very exciting, intense , intriguing , interesting and wonder filled all at the same time.

Seeing my life as almost half over. It seems as if 100 years isn't nearly long enough for all I want to accomplish in this life. I believe we are all truly given a gift and when we were younger we took it for granted and as we age, we realize how much we should have done and have still yet to do. Some people realize this much sooner and have done miraculous things with their lives and have left wonderful legacies.

I have still yet to see what legacies I will leave for future generations to come. I hope for all of you, that you get to leave a legacy that will be remembered for eternity and that you use this gift of life to better yourselves and others around you.

All the best to you that have accomplished these tasks already. To all of you who have yet to start these tasks may you finish them before your end. May you all live your lives to the fullest every day. Don't wait for a certain amount of money or a certain condition to show up. As the Nike commercials say "Just do it".

May you all be blessed on your life's journey.


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      moneyfairy 4 years ago

      Emanate Presence: You are in a wonderful place in your life where you can just exist in being and not doing!!!! Bravo!!!! that is an awesome place to be. I have the knowing that everything you are saying is correct I just need to let go and be happy in just being. It's like someone once said you can't try to do something but rather just do the thing whatever that is. Thank you for your comment!!! Many Many blessings to you too!!

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      Gary R. Smith 4 years ago from the Head to the Heart

      Dear Moneyfairy,

      It is a pleasure to read such thoughtful and heartfelt words. The quote from Khalil Gibran is one of my favorites.

      May I offer a thought from my experience? You asked, 'It makes me wonder if we are doing everything we want to be doing.'

      I have let go of doing in favor of being. It is no longer about production or outcome, but about the process, and the quality of attention given along the way.

      This has increased my quality of life and sense of well-being manifold.

      Recent experiences have strengthened this choice of worldview. I have found a way to be more in the moment, more in aliveness, by letting go in the moment of resistance, judgment, and drifting thoughts.

      Instead I emanate presence, which I see not only as a username but as a human birthright.

      Blessings to you, Moneyfairy.