There are 2 things certain in life, “death and taxes.” I guess none of us will get out of here alive. What brings this up? My mother-in-law recently passed away after a brief illness. It really puts perspective on what is ahead in life. To question purpose, “why am I here?” To question, “who am I now?” The latter because who are you when you become the “old guard” in the family rather than part of the younger generation? The reality is………I’m passing into a new phase of life.
What will I do in this new phase? Do I want to just sit by and do the same ol’ thing? Do I want to take on risky behavior? Or do I choose to look at the reality of these mortality questions, the truth, and live from that perspective. This means preparing for my future and living in the present and not let this new phase define me. To live and not regret my choices. To make choices from a broad perspective, in other words, no limitations. After all, 40 is the new 30, 50 is the new 40, etc. The baby boomers have chosen to no longer be defined by their age and rightly so.
The reality is, mortality exists whenever that might come. I can’t just curl up and ignore it. If I am the ostrich with it’s head in the sand life will pass me by. That would just be a sad case of denial. What about you? What reality do you want to live? Because if it isn’t truth then the reality of mortality will come with a disappointing outcome. Your life will be one of continuing disappointment and ignorance of the pleasures of life. Joy will pass you by.
I choose joy over regretting that mortality exists. What about you?
With Kindest Regards