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Mayan apocalypse

Friday, August 13, 2010

Losebuddahbelly wrote about the mayan apocalypse that som expects in 2012 and that it would be an excuse to eat and relax tday beacuse what´s the use if we are going to die soon. My thougts are these:

My personal apocalypse came in 2003 when I was diagnosed with cancer. It turned out not to be the end but my experience was that if the time is short, you better speed up your work towards the person you would want to be.
If the mayan apocalypse should appear I would like to have reached my goals by then. If there is one thing I learned from cancer (many more but this was the most important) it was that the only thing I can be sure of is now. If I don´t embrace and make the best of now - I got nothing. Nobody knows if I die tomorrow or forty years from now (although I am pretty sure that I will die much sooner if I don´t succeed in making life healthier) the one thing I know is that I WILL die - and the important question is how I want to spend the time between this moment and death. Since I only enjoy "bad" things (overeating, sneaking from work, spending moeny I don´t have etc. etc) on a very surface level and feel lousy underneath, I would go for the healthy life and use the mayan apocalyps to remind me that now is all I got!
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  • FREEDAWN
    thanks. I like your blog. Why wait for tomorrow, what I can do, or at least start today. I liked your comment about when the apocalypse finally does arrive, I want to have achieved my goals. I keep thinking that when I achieve my goals, I will feel good about myself, and what I actually find, is that it is the working diligently toward them that makes me feel good about myself.

    Dawn
    3404 days ago
  • OUTLIVING
    emoticon Love your thoughts on this. I had been thinking about it since I read it and was having trouble finding the words. I so much agree with you. Now, today, we choose to live!
    3406 days ago
  • INGMARIE
    Absolutely true
    All we have for sure is today.
    we should live accordingly and be good to others and our selves.
    Respect our bodies ,as the temples they are.
    3406 days ago
  • AJDOVER1
    This reminds me to choose a lifestyle that is rewarding every day. I'm not depriving myself now, reaching for a "someday" goal. I'm finding balance every day.
    3406 days ago
  • AKELAZ
    Thanks for reminding us all that absolutely anything can happen at any time.

    Live in the moment and be the best you can is now my philosophy although sadly I don't always stick to that.

    I also had cancer which has turned out well at least for the moment. Afterwards I really went for a healthy lifestyle and now I just wonder why I didn't stick to that.
    For the next few days - at least - however, I will be doing my best again thanks to your blog.




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    3406 days ago
  • JOCALAT
    Absolutely...live for today....cancer certainly has put things into perspective for me....I notice and am grateful for the littlest joys in life, like a sunny day....I want to be a better person, more patient, more observant and surround myself with positive people...and I have let go of relationships that are draining or toxic to myself and my family...time is so precious.....
    3406 days ago
  • SCRAPHAPPY94
    Great way to look at it. A friend and I were just having a conversation about mortality and he said we're all going to die sometime and that we have no control over how and when. I told him that while I can't necessarily control all the aspects of when it happens I can make myself as healthy as possible to give myself the best chance possible. Cancer is an awful ugly thing and I'm glad you're a survivor. Live for today beautiful friend!
    3406 days ago
  • ELSEEBEE
    I saw your comments on LoseBuddhabelly's blog and it really resonated with me. I was diagnosed with cancer in 2007 and shared the same epiphany you did- you can only live for right now and it's important to make now the healthiest you can. When I was going through the despair that comes with diagnosis, I read a wonderful essay titled "The Gift of Cancer". It was so true- cancer shows you what's really important and who your true friends and family are. So you and I have had the privilege of that lesson and now we will LIVE every day! A goodl chuckle came when I visited your page and saw your weight lose ticker- the same as mine! I'm adding you as a friend and I'll be here cheering you on each and every new day!
    3406 days ago
  • TMHOPKINS
    Hey! I'm back. At least for today. Actually, I've been back to abstinence for almost a month now...go me! okay, go God! But whatever. Go US!

    What a great share. Any of us could get hit by a bus walking across the street today (granted, if you don't live in the city, it might be harder, but still).

    All we have is today. All we have is right now, and even when right now sucks, taking a deep breath and finding one thing to be grateful for beats giving in and wallowing in chocolate and misery. Because chances are, we have more than right now, and what comes next might be really cool, so it would be nice not to waste what comes next by feeling crappy. And if what comes next is worse than right now, well, it would be good to be in fighting shape!

    Love,
    tracy
    3406 days ago
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