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.