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  • Writer's pictureS. Rae

Life Is Short

While watching a television show the other day, an actor made the statement, “I’m only here for a short time”. That got me to thinking, deep thinking. We are only here for a short time, so it’s best to make the best of the time we have.

With the craziness of world events, both home and abroad, it is difficult to keep track of all the craziness and the crazies. I find myself enjoying daily chores that I normally just put my head down and drive on through, because they have become a familiar distraction, like comfort food but better for the waistline.

When my head starts swirling with all the negativity and fear that is out there, I literally said the other day, “Cut my head off and watch me thrive”. It’s not funny anymore, not that it ever was, but I’m improving while it’s happening!

Every day I work out with weights for forty-five minutes, that helps with the stress, and it is making me believe I’m turning back time. When I look in the mirror now, I’m looking back in time. My body is beginning to look like it did when it was thirty.

I will never grow up, but unfortunately my body won’t follow my soul’s lead. Every body carrying a soul has a shelf life. Wouldn’t it be great if more people realized that their bodies have a shelf life? And that immortality only happens after the death of the body? There is nothing to fear about death, it is part of life and a new beginning.

I’m realizing since the war began in Ukraine just how short life is, and how none of us have any control over things out of our control. If the largest nuclear facility in Europe is damaged, many people will be affected, by no fault of their own. This makes me realize I am not working toward a future; I am working toward the next moment.

We all have the power to be a mystery, both to ourselves and to others, but not to life. Life unfolds around us, and we have a choice to flow with life, or resist. The experts will tell you if you are swimming and get caught in a rip tide, don’t resist the current, swim with it, life is the same, if you don’t swim with the current of life then life becomes a struggle. Life will be a bigger struggle now with the climate crisis.

I’ve thought at times that maybe if I died now, I could immediately haunt people that raise my emotions, and then I realize I am making plans after the death of my body.

I’m glad I followed my heart in life. I’m glad I’ve done what felt right and what I wanted to do. I’m glad I’m taking life easier now because I have no idea what fate has in store for me.

Carpe Diem life livers.

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