The Ferris Wheel of life
Enjoy the views
Bask in awe of life
As you turn slowly
Embrace your childlike curiosity
As you notice all the details of nature
Outside & within you
Beauty found everywhere
For everything & everyone is impermanent
Enjoy each day alive
Knowing it won’t last forever
The ride will end for you & I
Allowing others to enjoy the ride
Without death, there is no life
Some of us won’t grow old
Some of us will die too soon
They will not see another beautiful sunset
They won’t see their children grow
Their death is a tragedy
But an important lesson for us all
That life is short
Too short to hold grudges
Too short to be cruel
Too short to hate
Hold the ones you love closely tonight
For we truly don’t know what lies ahead
Show gratitude for your life
Show love to all
RIP Kobe Bryant, Gigi Bryant, & the 7 others who lost their lives today
You all will live on within your family & friends
When I’m gone
I’ll become a flower
When I leave
I’ll become a mighty oak tree
So can we truly die?
Or can we only transform?
The pain of loneliness.
Building up like water flowing into a mighty dam.
The wall deteriorates.
Until one day the walls scream in pain.
The dam is broken.
Suffering overflows into the world.
The river mourns.
The birds cry.
Innocent beings swept away by the waves of suffering.
I have no answers.
How can we prevent suffering from spilling over?
How can we live in peace?
How can we heal our nation?
What time is it?
I glance at my clock.
The time is now.
I must change.
I must grow.
I must let go.
The constant flow of time.
A seed grows into a tree.
A baby grows into a young adult.
Breathing in deeply I embrace my impermanence.
Breathing out I feel joy pulsate throughout my body.
I vow to not waste my life.
I vow to live in the now.
For this is not my practice life.
6 years have passed.
Today it feels like 6 seconds.
I pick up the phone.
Shock. Disbelief. Tears.
So unexpected. Tragedy.
The pain of losing a great young man too soon.
Because your life gave us joy.
You taught us that life is impermanent.
You taught us gratitude for every moment alive.
You showed us that life can be taken away at any given moment.
You taught us to not take our friends for granted.
Thank you for being an amazing friend.
A second big brother to me.
I could always count on you.
Thank you, Mayur (Kumar) Sarhad.
You live on through your brother Veeral.
You live on through your parents.
You live on through your friends.
When we walk, you walk.
When we breathe, you breathe.
When we smile, you smile.
Does a cloud die when it turns into rain, ice, or snow? Or can it only transform?
Love you bro,