How are you my fellow Soul-Searchers? I am so happy to share with you my first collaboration post with this wonderful blogger and human being
ilonapulianauskaite. Do not forget to check out her blog where she shares her insightful ideas.
It was she who came up with today’s topic: Human Life is Fragile. Most of us must have thought about this atleast at one point in our lives. Here is some Food for Thought for you guys today.
My Thread of Thought
Recently, I have heard of deaths. Deaths which were untimely, uncertain, sudden and fast. Deaths which erased youth in its glory. Although these lost souls were not very close to me but their unforeseen departure touched me too. Like many, I was left shocked and sad. But more than anything, I was
disturbed over a thought. I incessantly kept wondering on the fragility of human life.
Speaking from my experience as a woman in her late twenties, here we lay, all happy with beaming smiles. Hopes and dreams flutter in our minds of having a wonderful career, a blissful life with the love of our life, a decent lifestyle with our parents, partners, friends and children around us.
Low phases hit us in between. We are drenched in sorrow over heartbreaks and loss. We are red with anger over a heated argument with our friend. Envy and jealousy blind us when we see someone else get what we dreamt for. Our race for building those dream careers drifts us apart from our lovers, friends, parents and children. Our material wants takeover our qualitative needs for love and companionship.
“When are you finally coming home?”
“Maybe soon. Let us talk about it some other day. There is time.”
And, life goes on. In a similar fashion. Nothing changes. Then, suddenly, as John Green says, “You die in the middle of your life, in the middle of a sentence”. But do we ever realize that there is no better time than now?
As dreary as it may seem, this is the truth. Human life is fragile. But that’s the good thing about it. Desmond Tutu in his The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World says, “We are fragile creatures, and it is from this weakness, not despite it, that we discover the possibility of true joy.”
It makes sense, right? If we know our deaths are inevitable, we should cherish our lives with more intensity. Do not wait for a tomorrow. Do it today. Now. There may be so many things you have been meaning to do since a long time, aren’t there? Eat the right food, read more books, travel often, visit your parents more, spend more time with your partner and children, help someone. Start today. Because there is no better time than now. Forget those pangs of sorrow, anger, envy and jealousy. Forgive those who you think hurt you. Resolve any conflicts you have. And learn to love more. In its closure, life will teach you that those extra notes of money and the blazing lights of fame never mattered. We will drift away with memories of a life we have experienced ourselves. So, why not colour
these memories with happiness, love, forgiveness and closeness when we can. Let us discover the possibility of true joy when we can.
Ilona’s Thread of Thought
Human is such a complex creation, evolution adapt us and made us what we are today.
The way our body is made, how our brain function, the brilliant mind around this world who create so many incredible things everyday.
When we think about it its really amazing. But on the other side we still so fragile. There is so many things who can affect our life, who can kill us.
Proportionately if we compare ourself to multiple animals or insect we are very weak and vulnerable.
The life is so precious we need to care about it everyday, avoid stupid decision, don’t take stupid risk and get an healthy life. We live once, lets make it count the longest as possible.
I hope you liked reading this. I hope you reflect on this. And do not forget to share your views with us as well.
P.S.: Go check out Ilona’s blog https://easydiet.blog/ , if you haven’t already. I am sure you will like it. And, last but not the least, thank you
ilonapulianauskaite for doing this collab with me. You are amazing! ❤