The Love Blog Post

We can easily to get caught up in this hectic world with the constant chasing and running, more commonly known as being busy.  

In the end, nothing we say or do can avoid the inevitable.  

We need to prioritize.  

Decide what really matters in our life.  

Decide what will come first. 

Earlier this month a dear friend of mine passed away.  

Then days later the news that comedian Robin Williams died.  

This month has been one of sadness and of reflection.  

Sad because I miss my friend and her sarcastic wit.  She was a young girl, trapped in an old woman's body.  She was a breath of fresh air, always telling it like it is, never sugar-coating her words.  

The news of Mr. Williams was also very touching, because even though I didn't know him personally, I enjoyed his work.

The events of this month has made me realize that usually after the death of a close relative or friend, a myriad of questions pop in one's mind.

We begin to question our time together.

  • Did I do all I could for my loved one, while they were still alive?
  • Did I say all I wanted to say to my loved one, before they passed?
  • Did I show and tell them how much they meant to me?
  • Do I have any regrets?
Then we question ourselves.

  • Have I said all the things I've wanted to tell my loved ones?
  • If I knew I would die tomorrow, will I regret anything?
  • Have I been living my life how I want to live it?
  • Am I doing what I love?
  • Am I happy?

These questions above remind me of a speech Jim Carrey had at a graduation.  

In his speech Jim talks about two important influences on our choices: love and fear.  

Here are a few memorable quotes.

"Fear is going to be a player in your life, buy you get to decide how much."
"Decisions we make this moment which are based in either love or fear...So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality, what we really want seems impossible, out of reach and ridiculous to expect." 
"I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love."
"How will you service the world?  What do they need that your talent can provide? 
"The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is." 
"I've often said that I wish people could realize all their dreams and wealth and fame, so that they could see that it's not where they're gonna find their sense of completion... everything you gain in life will rot and fall apart and all that will be left of you is what was in your heart." 
"In that peace that we are after, lies somewhere beyond personality, beyond the perception of others, beyond invention and disguise, even beyond effort itself...You can join the game, fight the wars, play with form all you want, but to find real peace you have to let the armor go.  Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world.  Don't let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form.  Risk being seen in all your glory." 
"You will only ever have two choices: love or fear.  Choose love and don't ever let your fear turn you against your playful heart."
 What will you choose, love or fear?

To help you choose, here are the top 5 common regrets from the book, The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware.

  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  2. I wish I hadn't worked so hard.
  3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
Let us always choose love over fear and do what we love.

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