Thursday, April 2, 2015

Everyone Dies & Has Bowel Movements

i think about death a lot.

it's a mixture of an obsession, and something i see everyday in my line of work.. which is why i am such an advocate for preventative health.

everyone thinks "IT" can never happen to them..
..but then "IT" does... 
...and then any possible dietary/lifestyle changes are entirely too late.

so why am I bringing this up and why do I think it's important for someone to read this??

.. because I see so many people.. young.. real young.. and old.. and they die. because that's what humans do. people die. and that is okay! because we are all going to. 

this should not make anyone upset, but instead ignite feelings of *gratitude and ambition*.

gratitude for being fortunate enough to experience life..
..and ambition to get your ass up and do some shit before your life ends.  <3

i love all people. i love all of my experiences. all of them.. even the shit times..
...because hardships make the good times that much sweeter, and it really is all about perspective and how you frame your existence.

dancing in the dark.. 
looking like a ghost lady! 
next to the ocean.. 
because i love oceans.

so my challenge of the day, or of your life, is to make sure you are living fully. To evaluate your life and know that what you are doing right now is what you are satisfied with.
...which doesn't necessarily mean traveling the world, or becoming a rich lady..
            ..but maybe it does??

So just to clear things up..

everyone dies, just like everyone poops.

and so just like I want everyone to have really amazing, out-of-this-world bowel movements, I want everyone to have an ultra-fascinating, exhilarating, and exciting life!!

I want to leave you with a paragraph from a book that I hope will resinate with you.. I have read this paragraph over. and over. and over. and over. and over. For the past, probably 4 or 5 years. No one could possibly express their gratitude for life more perfectly through language.. this is the absolute best thing I have ever read:

“We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here.We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred?” 

        Unweaving the Rainbow
        By Richard Dawkins


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