My daily aphorisms. Reflections on life, death, beauty, change, love, happiness, etc., written in a poetic and whimsical style.
I've heard what they, and I've read what they say, and I've seen the results -but I'll wait and see.
There is a good point in that. Sometimes you see people giving up on life before life is over. That's always sad. It reminds of the movie "Remember the Titans" where Gary is laying in the hospital bed and the coach starts talking about reflection and prayer, and Gary's response is "Coach, I'm hurt, I'm not dead!" Then he starts talking about the special olympics. A lot of people take accidents like that and let it kill their spirit. But we need to save death to the end.
very true....there is too much worry about the end of life esp old age....somethings we can control and others we accept.....
So true! Hopefully, I've got a long time before I have to worry about it.
I always save the best part for the end but I can't say death is the best part. How about I just throw it out with the rest of the trash like your previous post?
A wise rule. I'll spread the word :)
When do we know it's the end?
@ Jitter Johnny: you don't. That's up to the Medical Examiner.@Sprig Blossom: I agree worrying about dying is a waste of time. You're gonna, it's a sure bet, so there's nothing to worry about. As for old age, that's a different matter. Old age is MUCH worse than death, if one surrenders to it.@NP: you're hysterical. Thanks for the laugh!
Of course, there is always a "little death."
I used to always be in a rush, to get to the next thing, the next event, to get through whatever I had going on. But not anymore. Cause I was just rushing to the end.
;-) Yeah, I think so!
A good reminder for self examination and the way we sometimes surrender to things that might keep us from living a fuller life.
It's said that Death walks just behind you on the left. So, occassionaly I look back and say, "Did you say something?" If I get no reply, I know everything's OK and we proceed along our way.One never knows...do one?
My other athorism is a doberman.
And then, recycle.
Impermanence and change are the undeniable truths of our existence. I was once afraid of death but then I faced it twice and survived. I'm not fearful about dying now. I am preparing for that inevitable event by becoming aware of impermanence and continuous becoming and continually making the choice to live in the "now" moment.