Consciousness Of Our Mortality. Or Life Is Not Only Temporary But Everything In life Is Temporary As Well.

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I have written a poem “Life Is Temporary” a few weeks where I examined this truth. But the way we are living our lives nowadays is very much in contradiction to this truth. We, humans are so caught up in our busyness and daily routine as if life will not end. It is very tragic that when our lives actually end, the legacy that we left behind is so insignificant that it is as if we did not exist in the first place.

Reflecting on our mortality of our lives, I would like to share some of my insights.


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Time Is Our Most Valuable Asset

When we think that we are immortal, we tend to waste our time. We live our lives as if there is an infinite supply of time. But once we realized, that millions go to bed tonight may not wake up tomorrow, we will begin to treasure our time. We will use our time on things that are important to us. We try to make each second count. Only then will we realize that time is our most valuable asset. Once time is gone, we can never get it back.


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If Life Is Temporary, Why Do We Think That Our Problems Are Permanent?

If we are having a difficult time, know that this will pass. Many a times we feel overwhelmed by the challenges that we are facing. Our suffering seems to last an eternity. We are at a dead end and there seems to be no way forward. At times like this, we need to remind ourselves that the situation that we faced is only temporary, and it will pass. So during these difficult times, reflect on what lessons that we can learn, move on and emerge stronger.

The same applies too when we are experiencing happiness and joy, soon that will pass as well. In these circumstances, we should savor and relish these happy moments. Do not let the fear of tomorrow and the regrets of yesterday rob us of the joy that we are experiencing now.

Go With The Flow


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Life is not only temporary but everything in life is temporary as well. In such a scenario, to be happy we must learn to go with the flow. If we go through life expecting things to go the way we plan or wish, we will be deeply disappointed and will encounter much suffering. Events that happen to us and the behavior of other people is beyond our control. What is within our control is how we choose to response to the events and the people around us. So if we go through life expecting others to serve us, respect us or love us, our lives will be filled with disappointment, pain and suffering. On the other hand, nothing and nobody except yourself can stop you from serving, respecting and loving others. If we can find that silver lining in the cloud, adjust our sail to the wind and go with the flow, our lives will be much happier.

This is a very wide topic and I have barely scratch the surface. I hope that this post will spark more conversation on the impermanence of life. Your thoughts and response at the comment section is welcomed.


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It's important to stay positive and not lose sight of what those important things are.

Once we get our priorities correct, we use our time more effectively.

the life consists of being positive, constant and having faith in itself ... key to success ... and above all living in peace ... which is the greatest gift you can give .. thank you thank you thank you

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Read books about this but I just keep forgetting I literally need to print this and write it somewhere because i need it on the go, at all times the time is now.

I am glad that you find this post useful. Thanks for your comments @cklinpob

I totally agree with you on this. With every obstacles and hindrances we find along our journey in life, we'll just need to think that all of these will pass. So there's no need to wallow in self pity and dwell on the negative things in life. We'll just have to face it with courage. Life is too precious to waste it. "Live life to the fullest", that should be our daily mantra in life.

You're right. All we need to have is a positive outlook in life. God doesn't give you a problem you can't face, it's really all up to you.

Good point mate! That why we need to stay positive and never give up even though you feel as if your world is crumbling down. Faith and courage is all it takes to surpass all the trials that may come along our way.

what we leave behind is a part of us

That is the legacy that we left behind.

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I totally agree with you! So many people nowadays take their jobs so seriously, spend all their time at work that once they have some time off they don't know what to do with themselves. It's sad that so many of us waste their life not really living, just surviving.

Thank you for your comments @peterveronika. We have one life only and we should live it fully.

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We create problems to improve ourselves but don’t think of them in that useful way

At that point in time problems seems to be so bothersome. But once we move forward, there are many lessons that we can learn.

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Yes, "positivity" a great word , it should be the state of mind rather anything else being the state of mind, for everyone.

Agreed with you totally @aniketsingh Positivity is a great state of mind.

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It is crucial to have faith and stay vigilant. Life is ultimately unfair and the only thing we can control is our resolve.

Since life is unfair to all, at the end life seems to be fair.

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Nothing lasts forever, be in the moment and enjoy.

Yes, nothing is forever, live the here and now, but how to do it if you taught us always to live the past, and in the future, one that does not exist. the important thing is to be aware of that reality and wake up

Very true @gmg33, we need to be fully present.

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Thank you @martinstomisin , I try to write positive posts. Hope you can resteem so that more people can read this post.

No problem @positivesteem

I look forward to reading more of your works

Although we have a long life; our time is limited. In the end: What would be the most important? Do not hurt. Try to do an altruistic action when you can; and wait with serenity and gratitude to God for the end of this trip. Congratulations for your post

Thank you for your wonderful comments @raysan. We need to set our priorities in life.

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(En français ) bonjour ,a mon avis,nous ne somment que de passage,pour nous parfaire,je suis catholique,avec un esprit large,avec je l’espère un peut de culture qui ne me fait pas craindre la fin du passage sur terre,je crois à la réincarnation,même ci se n'est pas ce que notre église explique,se que je veux laisser ,se n'est pas grand chose,mais quelques exemple que je pence positif pour mes enfants,le reste ne sera que futilité,même ci je découvrais le vaccin contre le cancer,sauver le monde doit passer par protéger sa famille pour ne pas avoir à la sauver AUSSI,
j'aime ta vision et je partage ta pensée ,pour moi donc l'important c'est se que tu lègue à tes enfants en terme de patrimoine intellectuel,pratique etc..............................,

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Hey.I so glad that there are more positive thinking people. This post was reminder to do things right. Thank you.
We have similar thinking. If you want to share your opinion you can check out my posts. Maybe we all together can make some kind of impact on society :)

We need more positive posts on Steemit.

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That is a great quotation @crytiblock. There is so much truth in it.

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Yes brother..

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Yes brother..

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Stay positive stay mind positive try to be more and more positive

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I enjoyed your post.

Oftentimes, positivity without a spiritual connection to one's Higher Power, aka God, rings hollow in the hearts of many.

Going with the flow, and like I prefer to consider life, riding the wave, is only possible/sustainable when we have Someone to Help us in spirit to continue onward when life smashes us in the big wave. For the Christian, this is Jesus Christ via the Power of the Holy Spirit.

Best regards.

Peace.

Agreed with you 100% @spiritualmatters. We can only go with the flow if we trust that God has the best plan for us.

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Great post, i wrote a few on the deeper layer of your life, check it out if tou have time!

Thanks @deoniscool for dropping by. I will check out your post.

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So true! I diffidently agree. We are just a pilgrims, we need to give the best that we can, stay positive and just be contented on what life brings us. We may fall sometimes but it's part of this journey called life.

We are indeed pilgrims here on earth. Thank you for your comments @jamesbrooke.

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