Saturday, August 20, 2011

Regrets of the Dying

Loved this post "Regrets of the Dying" by someone who worked in palliative care for years and noted down the regrets her patients had or anything they would do differently. She says she was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives and the common themes surfaced again and again.

The most common five

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 didn't work 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.

Read the entire post by clicking here.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Passion. Have we lost it?

When you go visiting a forest, the idea is not keeping youself clean and perfect throughout the visit.

In fact, those who really enjoyed the forest, who love being in the wild, who are passionate about the wildness, who are willing to take risks, would come out with some dirt on them, some bug bites, some wrinkled cloths, some stain and even some bruises.

You can live a mediocre, lukewarm life and come out clean and perfect or you can live a passionate life, taking risks in loving, reaching out, making a difference, get hurt, forgive, love again.

A lion in the zoo is "safe", well-fed and looks clean and healthy, but that's not where lions belong to. Lions are meant to live in the wild, and there is adventure in the wild, there is risk, there is freedom, there is beauty and it will be in its most naturally wild state.

"A ship in port is safe. But that’s not what ships are built for." - Grace Murray Hopper

What matters in life?

I have been noticing how the world aroud us is loosing touch with beauty, slience and creativity in a culture where there is lot of noise, clutter and distraction.

I felt the author of the below linked article is like-minded. Its always encouraging to know there are still souls out there who can see beyond the skin-level. The people who can look at things from their heart, not from their head. It is extremely saddening how humanity has shrinked to mere technicalities of life - college degree, mundane jobs, child care, paying off debt and saving for retirement.

Isn't life so much bigger, meaningful and beautiful than all these? Doesn't the things and people around us worth paying attention to?

Read the entire post here: You know Because It Hurts by Guy Tal (Photographer)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Is there a God?

In most cases, atheism is an emotional response to hurt or tragedy in life, the result of the age-old question, if there was a God, why does he allow bad things to happen.

They want to believe that there is no God and in the effort they do an intellectual suicide. In reality, if we are intellectually honest, it doesn't take much to come to a plausible conclusion that there is a creator. Things doesn't just pop out into existence merely by chance.

Newton's first law of thermodynamics still stands - matter and energy cannot be created or destroyed (we can only change one form of matter into another form and one form of energy into another form). So it is quiet safe to assume that someone who can violate the physical laws has to create the original matter and energy.