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Friday, May 9, 2014

Think About It

Battery Depleted

This morning I went to go on my laptop computer and noticed that I had only 17% battery life left. I knew that I needed to get it plugged into a power source quickly before it died completely. Getting it plugged in would seem to be an easy remedy but if the power is out to the house, it won’t change my situation at all.

It’s funny how we have come to rely upon electricity and other such everyday conveniences. To live without them would be a great inconvenience, yet we take them for granted and may have no idea of what life would be like without them. I believe that we do the same with life. We take things for granted. Relationships, money, life and death, all seem to be just something that we deal with when we have to. In the meantime, we seem to believe that if it’s not broken, why fix it. Unfortunately our batteries can be becoming depleted and we’re not even aware of it. In other words, relationships can go south and we’re unaware that anything has gone wrong. Health can be deteriorating and we oblivious to the warnings signs. We continue moving forward as if nothing were going to happen. We live day to day with no concern for what might be coming tomorrow.

There was a man who was constantly pushing forward with new investments. Without a care, he focused on acquiring new things. He never considered this life, its meaning or purpose. He only lived for today without a thought of his future. He didn’t know that his battery was being depleted. But one day everything came to an end because he died. We can be just like that man. We can live life like there is no tomorrow. We don’t take time to invest in the relationships around us. We don’t plan for the future and we don’t take care of our physical health. We have no concept that our batteries need to be charged. How do we know if we’re like that? We simply need to stop and do some heart-felt questions. We also need to ask those that are already in our lives. They will often see the warnings signs even if we don’t. Think about it.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The obvious flaw in this line of reasoning being. You are not guaranteed a future. Tomorrow may never come. So living life day to day is all any of us can really do. You can make tentative plans. But whats the point of saving every cent for a future you may not get. Some men die with millions in the bank. That they never spent, because they were saving for their future. And never got the chance because they died. The truth is we spend way too much time worrying about the future. And not enough time in the present. Ever hear the saying live every day as if its your last. Guess what it really could be. I agree with the not taking so many things for granted. But don't forget to not take tomorrow for granted either. Think about that..

Anonymous said...

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered "Man.... Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."