It’s Dead O’Clock – Do You Know Where Your Life Is?


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As human beings, most of us are uncomfortable thinking, much less talking about death; specifically our own death.  And likewise, we are all too familiar with the proverbial Life Review that has been referenced in many stories, book and movies scattered throughout our lives; you know, the motion picture-selfie we do right before we die?   As important and vital as each of our lives is (most notably to ourselves), why do we typically procrastinate and avoid that “Life Review” until it materializes as our Charles Dickens moment?

A much healthier approach to that ultimately inevitable outcome we all face is to conduct that life review on a much more frequent and regular basis; dare I say, daily?  Indeed, a good recap of each day not only reminds us of the fun we had living, but also will serve as a spiritual “to-do” list, with bullet points (oops, perhaps a bad metaphor) of areas for improvement or development.

“Most assuredly, self-awareness is no oxymoron.  We are each born to fulfill a goal, or a dream, or a challenge, or an opportunity.  Wouldn’t it be much more enjoyable living life if we literally knew why we are here in the first place?”  

My formula for identifying that purpose begins with knowing yourself; deliberately taking the time to learn who you are, being attentive to life-of-piyour senses as you experience life, being cautious in developing your core values and likewise being sensitive to ensure those values truly reflect your essence as a spiritual being.

We are all guilty of becoming distracted by life’s routines, whether they be work, exercise, leisure or social.  Instead, we should strive to be guilty of focusing on life’s privileges, whether they be helping others, being active participants in our children’s lives, serving as role models, or developing our spiritual maturity.  When that unenviable transformation of energy rises up to greet us, wouldn’t it be so much more welcomed if we were to be actually prepared for it, regardless when it presents itself, unannounced?

“Peace, Joy and Happiness are not commodities purchased at WalMart or perishables grown in a garden; they are each a state of mind that are only realized as a result of our will to acquire them.”

Evan_AlmightyThink of our time on earth in this way; There is No Past or Future, only an Eternal Now.  Accordingly, the time for Good Intentions and Actions is likewise, the Present.

Create a smile, share some good will, spend time with people important in your life or people for which you are important in theirs.  Reflect on your accomplishments, struggles, milestones and gratitude daily.  Cordon off a slice of time and place each day for this essential routine.

Change the axiom from “The Time of Your Life” to “The Life of Your Time”, and avoid becoming the Jacob Marley of The Christmas Carol.  Pursue your Truth in Peace, always.  Be well.

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About MW Cerkas

Compassion for People, Passion for Writing, Living my Conscience; "Look for the Good, Always" Positive, Creative, Seasoned Writer, Leader, Marketer, Authentic Spirit, Entrepreneur. Continuously seeking the GOOD in others and how to HELP them. Paying it Forward, Preparing for Eternity. Be well!

Posted on October 12, 2013, in Personal Growth, Philosophy, Truths, Videos and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Craig Ver Kuilen

    Mike,
    I am enjoying reading all of this – thought provoking.
    Craig Ver Kuilen

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    • Craig, thank you so much for taking the time to not only read my content (thoughts), but also for providing me feedback. I’m always looking for fresh ideas or new perspectives on existing issues… Please let everyone you know about my site if you like it. Be well.

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