Monday, June 6, 2011

Carpe Diem

Hello world! How has everyone been since my last post? Great? Shove it in why don’t ya? No no, go ahead. We all know how great you’ve been doing. Going swimming, going partying and hanging out with the ‘peeps’ that you choose to acknowledge yourself with. JUSSSSTTTT GREAATTT!
I’m sure while you’re hanging out with your friends you’re taking pictures too, right? Pictures that eventually find themselves to Facebook to show the rest of the world how great you’ve been huh? Well that’s nice. Shove it in some more. Go ahead. I’m not here to judge!
How have I been? Well thanks for asking! I’ve been pretty good myself. Still in search of a job that pays well so I can pay bills in the future. Of course to get a well-paid job I need an education which is what I’m currently working on. Other than that, life has been life. Isn’t that such a bland statement? Just like someone saying “it is what it is.” I don’t agree with that.
It is what you make it to be.
I recently realized that. Very recently
Reality check!
We are able to take any situation and make it out to be whatever we want it to be. Whether it has to do with wanting to continue on getting a higher education, helping your parents with business or simply breaking up with a girlfriend/boyfriend. It’s easy. You do it and you do the best you can at it. You try to make good grades, you help the parents that support you or you try not to break a heart (even if it’s in the best interest for both parties).
I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this in previous posts, but, life is just too short to dwell. If we fail to appreciate the people in our lives and the moments given to us, we aren’t really able to appreciate the bigger picture of life.
A friend of mine sent me a quote from the Dalai Lama when asked what surprised him most about humanity. The Dalai Lama answered, “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 dies having never really lived.” MIND BLOWING!
Intriguing, isn’t it? The answer that he chose to give was about man and the way man lives his life. Unfortunately, it’s so true. Even I get caught in thinking about the future too much and neglecting what I have right in front of me.
Luckily, it’s not too late to change these habits!
CARPE DIEM my friends!

This glass of extra-pulp OJ is half full, remember? How full is your glass?


Anonymous said...

Terrific quote by the Dalai Lama. Never heard it before so thanks for sharing. Definitely see myself as that "Man" that he is referring to.

His quote sounds a lot like Eckhart Tolle - The Power of Now, you should check it out.

Luckily for me, there is nothing like some great music on Pandora to get me in the mood to just enjoy life for what it is and live in the moment.

Your writing is a lot of fun to read. Keep it up!

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