When neighbours vanish from our landscape, when we someone spiraling inevitably – hard not to think about death, end-points.
What is it?
If we don’t talk about it, don’t write about it — then it isn’t real. Of course not, but that IS a form of denial.
Acceptance of our mortality isn’t just that we won’t be able to do what we planned tomorrow or next year — but the greater wrestle, grieving (in advance) loss of those expectations – backward glances at disappointment lingering from missed opportunity, every hour or day or year we’ve wasted on some wild-goose-chase or misadventure. You’ll correctly observe, those blind-alley ‘learning experiences’ are important parts of full lives. They are, but when we fear finality grabbing us, it is difficult to have a broad balanced perspective …
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk with Gusta: 14C/58F, chilly pre-dawn breeze, skiffy clouds dusting a sky morphing colours, dew-soggy dog loving the cool, I’m loving my warm jacket and hot coffee …
Nice thoughts today in your piece. Indeed, according to Dr. Wayne Dyer too-we manifest our destiny. Before the insight I have gained since my enlightened age at 42, my goals etc. (while written down) didn't seem that embedded in my mind. Success appeared much more easily achieved via sheer brute force. Now however-I can see the method in my personal madness of manifesting -and felt so blessed that others did similar things (Dr. Dyer) lol. A good tidbit is to Google the percentage of people that actually write it out! The ability for one to achieve a goal, increases dramatically if they write it out, yet some incredibly small percentage of the population does this-perplexing as the number of dissatisfied people in the world appears to be so great, by completing a small writing, and filing exercise-so much happiness could be gained by so many unfulfilled people-Now that is Madness. Life madness, KB, Calgary, AB