Try to be alive, You’ll be dead soon enough
Even before lockdowns were forced upon the world,
We would coast through life never really living,
Just going through the motions of getting through the workweek then not really doing much because we didn’t feel like it…
And with lockdowns, we sort of wanted to do the things we never really did when we could so we sat around hoping for things to change…
But regardless of work or lockdowns, no matter what you’re going through we can still live in the moments
You can still go home and appreciate the beauty of your partner, Take the time to taste your food, go for a walk without staring at your screen…
There are so many things that can snap us out of that mood of going through the motions, even a slightly different route home can do that…
Try to live, You’ll be dead soon enough
(I don’t know where the original quote was from but I saw it on the paths of meaning Instagram page)
To live in the past.
To live in the past is to die in the present,
What we had, has gone.
Businesses, Relationships, Money, Cool Kid Status…
Whatever it is, is no more.
But that does not mean that we can not rebuild, Because we can.
But we can’t rebuild in the past or the future.
Only in the present.
So we need to snap out of memory lane, dust off the dirt, Pick ourselves up and get to it.
Otherwise, we are just waiting to die.
There is only one finish line.
Sometimes the sheer fact that there is no finish line is so overwhelming, we dont do anything.
In our bodies – we have to keep exercising, keep eating healthy to stay fit and healthy.
In our businesses – we have to keep making more sales, more marketing
In our relationships- we have to keep the fire alive
So we don’t do anything, we avoid the work, it’s too hard and we are not willing to do it…
Over and over and over and over again, every day.
But there is no finish line isn’t exactly true.
There is a finish line
And that line is death.
So in life we can choose to avoid the work and live in this dream like reality where we are not happy with who are and we fantasie about who we can become, but never doing anything about it…
Or we can do the work daily.
We can go from a place of where we are today, to a place of who we want to be tomorrow.
And live a life with meaning and purpose instead of fantasies.
We all hit the finish line
The question is how are you running the race
I used to hate buying flowers,
I thought what’s the point, they’re expensive and they die in a week if that.
It wasn’t until I bought a rose for a girl that I realised how much that week of beauty can make.
The smile, the excitement, the joy… from a flower.
Amazing (kind of wish it didn’t take me 6 years to realise but hey ho)
But it also made me realise that if a flower can do that in a week, imagine the effect that you have when you enter someone’s life.
The beauty you bring.
Yes flowers die, yes they’re expensive.
But we die too.
And life is expensive.
Its everything that happens in between.
Life is beautiful.
And so is the effect you have on people in your life.
We are all flowers.
We don’t get to choose them
Our last words that is,
Death is inevitable, we know this.
But when and how we go we don’t know.
We all imagine or just me that we will have some heroic death and everyone around us will have some wise words passed on… our last ones.
But the chances of this happening are slim.
Roald Dahls last words were something sweet to his wife, until a nurse gave him some morphine and he uttered ‘Oh fuck’
The point is we dont get to choose how we go or what our last words will be,
So make sure you perform your duties heroically, make sure that you dont utter something stupid without thought or something you will regret.
Because we never know they could be our last