LIFE AND DEATH

not letting goWe all know the clinical meaning of death: “the permanent ending of vital processes in a cell or tissue.” What many of us don’t realize is that DEATH can also define a manner of LIVING.

How many of us wake in the morning after a full night of sleep wishing we could remain within the confines of our beds?

If we could, would this not reflect a similar image of a corpse in a coffin?

How many of us skip breakfast in the morning?

Without quality sustenance don’t our bodies begin decaying?

How many of us choose TOXIC foods out of convenience, flavor and cost?

Isn’t self induced toxicity a form of self poisoning?

How many of us work jobs without room for growth or advancement?

Do we not clasify these as “dead” end jobs?

How many people believe nothing will ever really change?

Is this not the same outlook for those who have already DIED?

Maybe the answer to this dilemma starts by viewing one’s existence from a PERSPECTIVE of LIFE than DEATH. Maybe we need to understand that tomorrow will look similar to today unless we choose to LIVE it differently. Maybe we need to discover what it takes to enhance LIFE rather than continuing to practice and perfect a path toward DEATH.

One of the problems some may not realize is that LIFE requires ENERGY (a driving force seeking QUALITY, GROWTH and FULFILLMENT;)Ā  DEATH requires STILLNESS/INACTIVITY (a void seeking WORTHLESSNESS, STAGNATION and IRRESOLUTION.)

Reality can sometimes be harsh.

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WILL YOUR CHOICE OF REALITY FOLLOW A PATH TOWARD LIFE or DEATH?

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31 comments

  1. “Reality can sometimes be harsh.”

    …. very

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  2. You have great timing! I needed this today! Thanks! šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

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    1. Glad to be in sync!

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      1. šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ You are good like that! šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

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  3. What a wake-up call! That was very powerful. Thanks, Jonathan! šŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Kelly. Just trying to offer with “words” what caffeine offers with coffee! šŸ™‚

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      1. Great analogy! You succeeded! šŸ™‚

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  4. Interesting perspective. Thanks, Doc. ā˜ŗ

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    1. If it gets people thinking about their own lives and the possibility of taking action to improve it, the post will have achieved its goal.

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  5. Good post, thanks for it.

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    1. It was my pleasure. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on this posting.

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      1. Absolutely welcome

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  6. Good wake up call. In all aspects of life, if we want things to be different we have to be dedicated to making serious changes to obtain the change.

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    1. Sometimes we overlook the fact that our sense of “reality” might be an illusion. It’s hard to change something we don’t truly understand or see. Sharing the ideas written in black with the perception written in red might open people’s thinking and expand their reality. Only then is change possible.

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  7. Excellent clarity on the choices we face, Jonathan!

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    1. Sometimes we need other people’s perspectives to to correct visual “acuity.” Living within our own patterns of behavior and thinking sometimes obstruct a more accurate reality.

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  8. Great post…!!!! ****Viva la Vida*****

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  9. A couple year’s ago, I made New Year’s Resolution to learn One New Thing, each month. It lasted for maybe six months, until summer fun took over and I lightened up anyway. But for those dark winter and early spring months, it gave me a boost.

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    1. Learning “one” new thing each month seems like a pretty realistic goal. Why do you think you decided to give it up?

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      1. I got into my gardening and outdoor stuff during the summer

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  10. And just got away from it. But every birthday, i evaluate what I did the year before, write out goals or things I want to accomplish, and look at last year’s list to compare with this year’s. So, on the plus side, I’ve written several short novels, developed deeper spiriruality, and so thers’s a sense of accomplishment.

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    1. I like the concept. Gives you a chance to make sure you’re on focus for achieving a lifestyle of choice.

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  11. Agree generally but having done hospice work for years I know that many of us in the west need to LOOK at death eg prepare a will, write a health directive, plan our funeral, in order to embrace LIFE more fully. Just a different take on your theme – all of us know some living dead. Gratefully that’s not me, I make choices then take action … time or life is something we Do NOT get a second chance at!

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    1. You bring up a good point. My goal was to create better personal introspection. There are situations that migrate our needs toward addressing issues associated with DEATH. Choosing whether we’re moving our lives in a direction that enhances LIFE or simulates a path toward “achieving” DEATH is a mindset few people consider. For some, this will be a “wake up” call.

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  12. Great article Dr. Jonathan! ‘Living dead’ could sometimes cause by depression.., very sad situation…

    Vivienne X

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    1. Sometimes people simply need the truth revealed to them. It can create an awakening that can influence the rest of their life.

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  13. Very powerful post Jonathan!

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    1. I call it, “a little dose of reality.”

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      1. yes I call it an eye opener!

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