Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sunday Thoughts

What is life? 

I have been asking myself this question for quite some time. And as the years go on, it's obvious to me that life means more than a game won or "meetings" that take a piece of your soul or the wasted time and hidden agendas or worthless emotions like jealousy or envy or hatred that fill up the brains of most folks that I come across.

Look into people's eyes and see what they are all about. Look inside and see. Most have nothing there. Most have an agenda that is selfish and impure and they just don't get it. When you have a loved one or yourself or someone close to you get messed up with sickness or tragedy or something that makes you suck your breath in when you hear about it, you start to realize what life is all about.

This death sentence that we have over our heads never leaves us and you approach the "past middle age " stage and you research just how to live longer as its like you are hanging off of a cliff and the hand that is reaching out to help you is slipping through your finger tips and slipping and slipping. 

I laugh at folks who fight little battles.  You think what you are so adamant about is important? Trust me, it is not. Shallow and lacking, soft and yet uncaring. Wake up. It's gonna get you if it hasn't already.  Because when you have seen death or disease close to you or close to a loved one, you will have a new appreciation for life. You get to the point that you don't care about a damn thing except those that you love.Your little battles will not be the thoughts that you think of on your death bed. Most likely, if you have any self realization, you will regret that you didn't spend more time with your family, or take more chances. Because now, that whole thing that you were afraid to do seems sorta silly now, doesn't it? You'd kill to have just one more chance.

And so, just where am I going with this diatribe? 

I don't know, really.

I just know that life is this precious thing, and we all need to be striving to squeeze every ounce and second out of every single day and take the negatives and laugh and let them all off of your shoulders like a shrug that dissipates it into nothing. And then if you take all of the chances and do all the you have wanted to do, you can face all challenges , including death, with pride and your head held high and satisfied.

All About Being a Lifer

What's a Lifer? Someone who isn't in to something for just a day, a month, a's for life. Whether its training or your family or your doesn't matter. You work at it, you build on it, you see the big picture . You don't miss workouts because it means something to you. You are like a Shakespearean actor- no matter what is going on in your life, you block it out when it's time to train. You walk into the weight room and all else disappears. Worry about it later.