Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Train of thoughts...



This morning I’ve been pondering many things about life, death, living abroad, fears, anxieties and the journey of discovery that is life. I admit I have always been a fairly contemplative person even as a kid, I’d often ponder all life’s great mysteries – why am I here?, why did I get born at this place and time?

I feel lucky to have been born into a hardworking, strong-minded, family where excuses are barely tolerated and I am expected to achieve despite any shortcomings. My folks, bless them, gave me a loving yet strong childhood where difficulties are not use as an excuse for not getting where they believe I could and should be. I value them for showing this strong approach as I fear I wouldn’t have amounted to anything, had it not been for their strong guidance.

But the news of sudden death like that of MJ made me realize that life can be gone in an instant and that we never really know when it will run out. I also vividly remember watching the September 11 attack, and I saw live images of office workers choosing to flee the World Trade Center buildings hand-in-hand and jump off when faced with the terrible decision of how to deal with the inevitable. These people were innocent folk whose only crime was turning up to work at the wrong place and the wrong time.

I’d like to say that life is a never ending journey which doesn’t stop till the lights are off. I'm not young anymore, and my life so far has taught me to try to appreciate the small things in life I often take for granted and to get out there and live in, and not let past hardships, wrongdoings, anxieties or any other obstacles hold me back.

Do you ever feel there is a greater calling for you? Is there’s an urge you need to scratch? Something you’d love to do but don’t have the confidence? Just know that this life is the only one we’ve got and it would be a shame to waste it.

There’s a lot I need to do and should do myself...

8 comments:

Tracey said...

JUST DO IT! Life really is too short to 'think' about things, you only have one life so live it. xxx

Sid Brechin said...

I don't think death is the end. I think we continue to somehow progress forever. As if this is kindergarten and death is graduating to first grade.

NEO-CONDUIT said...

Ditto Trace, yup you only live once, you dont want to hit 80yrs and regret the thing you never did!
xoxoxoxooxoxoxox

Odette said...

the prob is, i dont know how to go about it!!! darn, if only the circunstances were easier, even getting a visa, both ways,(ask Sid) entails lot of requirements! ugh!!!!
so kirst, are you ready to harvest now?
xoxoxoxo

Cal said...

So true - learn from the past, forget the past and zoom into the future.
Cal x

Mimi said...

I tend to over think things, and then miss opportunities. I recommend finding a way, or at least trying your hardest. No regrets!

Kamala Prasad Thakore said...

hahahhaha, i would love to buy a car,meet the girl once i loved,go to russia to meet some old friend,fall in love with some one there,love to kick my boss ,dance party a night ,make a will and give a letter to my russian girl friend and return her shirt .

Odette said...

KP,
ah, so you have a russian girlfriend!
i like that thought of writing a will - if only i have riches to leave behind...

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