On Time- Brigid

Brigid writes a post On Time and as always is the case with her, it is beautifully written.

In her post she quotes the Dalai Lama and his respond to this question…

What surprises you most about humanity? He replied…

“Man.  Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.”

I am a live in the moment person. I plan for and think about the future, but I have learned, the hard way, that life doesn’t always give you a second chance  Sometimes people leave and they don’t come back. Sometimes there are events that take place that change us and no matter how hard we try, we will never be the same.

Some people say they have no regrets. That they cherish everything thing that has happened in their lives because it has made them who they are. I am not one of those people. I have regrets.

I am sure most of you can guess.

I accept those parts of my life that I can’t change  That I wish weren’t there. They are a part of me, but they are not the whole of me. I refuse give up my life. I think many of us focus so much on the not letting the bad guy steal our lives from us, we forget how much we steal from ourselves. The bad guy isn’t a daily threat, but sometimes our mind is.

My hope is that in the midst of all the world’s problems, with all the uncertainty of our country, along with all that life throws at us, that you remember to live.




4 thoughts on “On Time- Brigid

  1. Wise words from the Dali Lama, imo. Just my thoughts on some of this…..

    I beleive living in the present…the truly present is almost impossible. Why? Well, for one thing it seems we as humans sort of take things in after they happen. Even if it is seconds after happening, we are always reacting. Also, the lives we lead are a matter of choice. I don’t care if it is something as mundane as driving to the grocery store. One chooses the route. One chooses to buy the item on sale or the more expensive name brand….and on and on. One chooses one path in life…to go to college, learn a trade, etc. Now….in most cases no one forces these choices on people. Each chooses their own way of life. Something else I believe in…. Our problems or difficulties….I look at them as a sort of prep thing for what is coming down the road…a learning experience really. Now that may sound a bit scary………..but think about that for a bit.

    Just some thoughts of mine I thought to share…. 🙂

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