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Letting go

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Deaths are natural. I no longer mourn them. People come and go. Soon it’ll be my turn. The world will keep on turning. Young people will take over, before they too will get old and die. 

I don’t want to be memorialized. I want people to live their lives and don’t waste time pretending to be sad. They must surely realize the end is coming for us all. 
Things change. What seems to matter now won’t years or even days from now. Soon I’ll be forgotten by everyone on this earth. And that’s just fine. I’m not here to be remembered. Nor to be liked. I’m here to lead a good life. To have the journey of my own full of learning new things everyday. I wake up each morning not knowing whether i would die that day. But I’m already at peace with it. When my time is over, I will leave quietly. 

When someone dies, he is returned to nature. Once you understand nature, there’s no reason to feel sad. It’s not sad when something falls down and breaks. It’s not sad when it rains. It’s not sad to be old. There is nothing you can do about any of those things. What’s there to be sad about? 

Of course you can be sad about not able to see or talk with that person anymore. Then, be more mindful each time you are with someone you love, as it could be the last time. Make your remaining days count. People are dying all the time. Soon it’ll be your turn.

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December 12, 2016 at 9:28 pm

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Here now, gone soon

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Don’t get attached to anything. Live in the moment and always be mindful.

Get smarter everyday. Use your wisdom to learn facts and detach feelings from the truths. Grow your mind and expand your horizon.

The most important goal in your limited time on this earth is the pursuit of your own happiness. Keep asking yourself whether you should be doing the things you’re doing. You should neither sacrifice yourself to others, nor ask others to sacrifice themselves for you. Don’t waste your life trying to please others.

Never try to control others, and refuse to be controlled by anyone. You are free to do anything you like, as long as it doesn’t physically harm others. It’s called freedom. Freedom of expression, freedom of thoughts, freedom of action. Protect yours.

You are here now, but can be gone at any moment. Make sure to live your life the way you really want.

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December 5, 2016 at 7:34 pm

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Resting place

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Cemetery, where the dying bury the dead.

Adlestrop, England

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October 3, 2016 at 6:50 am

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The destination

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Training day. Wanted to go heavy. The right knee wouldn’t let me. So I concentrated on the bench only. Pushed to the max weight I could currently do. No PB, but still a good day. Learned where I’m at.

A colleague died from a heart attack yesterday. He was young. Good guy who I didn’t get to talk much with. I don’t get sad over deaths. Dead is our common destination. I could die tonight and it would be natural. The world goes on.

When I die that’s the end of my journey. That’s all it is. I wouldn’t want people to get sad about my death. I want a death to be a reminder to think of life deeply. The only thing that matters is whether you are having fun and loving what you do. That’s all that matters. It’s not what people remember you by. No. You can’t live for others’ approval. They all are going to die too. In about a hundred years from now nobody will remember you, and you shouldn’t mind. Be in the moment. Have fun on your journey and be true to yourself.

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July 24, 2016 at 7:03 pm

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Closure

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This has been a pretty productive weekend. Car checkup, phone line re-installation, lifting, grocery shopping. Internet is working again (finally) and we have something to eat. All is well. House renovation is going slowly though.

Exciting time as a football fan, with two major tournaments going on: Copa America and Euro Cup. Watching great football is a great distraction from real life.

We had the cremation of my uncle today. It was the final closure. He’ll be in our thoughts. Life goes on, for a little while. We never know when our time may come.

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June 19, 2016 at 6:46 pm

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Wedding and funeral

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After my wife and I went to the wedding on the 9th, we attended my uncle’s funeral today, the 14th. One is filled with laughters and joy, one is with sympathy and sorrow. Both make us reflect and grow.

There is nothing to be sad about death. It’s just the way it is. Goodbye uncle and see you later, maybe.

With illness subsiding I’m looking forward to lifting again after one week off. I don’t know what life is, but I can’t stand having one without training to improve on something.

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June 14, 2016 at 7:32 pm

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Be done

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Meeting death face to face yesterday has made me a bit depressed. What’s the meaning of life? Why are we here? We are getting older and dying and there is nothing we can do. In the end, life is taken away from us without us being asked if we are ready. Are you not done? Too bad, it’s not your choice.

It also reaffirms my belief that I should spend my life doing the things I like and don’t waste time with things that I don’t give a fuck about. Be true to myself and don’t worry about things don’t matter such as people’s opinions.

When you go to bed, you should feel satisfied with way you spend the day. You should feel done. Life might end today. Be ready to be done.

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June 13, 2016 at 9:28 pm

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