You, your family and all your friends are going to die.Submitted by dexterszyd on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 22:37
and its a beautiful thing.
I'm not telling you anything you don't know unless you're 4 years old. We all have contemplated our death at one time or another. We all know that everything living dies.
What I am expressing here is, do we really appreciate that everything will die? Perhaps we do from time to time, but do we have this presence of mind and realization on a daily basis?
Don't misunderstand me, I'm not suggesting we spend our days dwelling on death. I'm suggesting we spend our days dwelling on life. You see, if we were completely aware of this always in present conscientiousness, we would savor every moment of the days events because we know that this moment is as real as the hole in the ground we will occupy one day.
Appreciate the fact that you are reading this now as I appreciate the fact that I am able to communicate it to you.
Look at your spouse, your children your friends and savor the moment as if you were a time traveler from the future visiting yourself in the present day looking back at those very moments of your life.
This day that you are here today on the Daily Paul, at this moment you are part of a community of people. A pretty fantastic community. Look at all these posts and expressions from people we only know as a digital alias. People behind those aliases with thoughts and expressions that they gather in their mind and somehow translate those thoughts into their fingertips to push little buttons of plastic with symbols on it that we call letters. These patterns of electrical impulses from our mind are translated into a digital print for all to see and arrange with their minds to contemplate the message. It elicited a thought, a feeling , a response.....
That's amazing to me.
and to think this energy is only in this form called a person for an average of 80 years or so.
Live in the present and be aware because it will be over one day. That makes this moment right now that much more special.
There is a tune by the flaming lips called “Do you realize??”
It goes something like this:
“Do You Realize – that everyone you know someday will die
And instead of saying all of your goodbyes – let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It’s hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn’t go down
It’s just an illusion caused by the world spinning round ”
I freaking love you guys!!!
Peace, Love and Life