Something to Contemplate

There will be two important realizations in your life.

The First realization will be when you’re in a casket, no longer alive. all your loved ones in a room gathered to mourn you. Collectively reminiscing on the times you’ve made them laugh and smile. They will miss you very much and wish nothing more but a second chance to have you around again. Some will regret not spending enough time with you. Others will joke about finally getting rid of you, those are some of the people who were closest to you. Those are the ones who may miss you the most. Love and appreciation will be the universal theme of the room, everybody gathering to reminisce on all the times you’ve showed them love and appreciating everything you’ve done for them.

Your accomplishments, your past, your essence, and your life; all gone. This marks the end of your journey on this earth. This marks the end of your story.

The second realization will come after you finish reading this sentence. No? Haven’t realized anything yet? Stop reading and become aware of your next breath…go ahead… take a deep breath…and then another. How does it feel to be alive? Being in the present moment and completely aware of it? This realization will help you be more aware of the fact that you have your whole life ahead of you. All your loved ones in that room who will mourn your death are alive too. Be kind to them. Help them when they need it and even when they don’t expect it. They might not appreciate you now, but they will when you’re gone. We’re all in this crazy universe together, the least you can do is express love even to those who may not deserve it. But for a moment, let’s forget about others and focus on your “self”.

Your accomplishments, your future, your essence and your life; all ahead of you. This marks the beginning of your journey on this earth. This marks the beginning of your story.
So, what’s your story?
Are you living a fulfilling life?


What do you think you can do to live a more fulfilling life?

What are your values? Are these values sustainable?

What are your goals? are you working towards your goals in life?

What are you most proud of? Accomplishments? Good deeds? etc.

Are there things about yourself that you’d like to change?

Are you becoming the person you want to be? What can you do to become the best version of yourself?

How are your relationships with others and why?

Who let the dogs out?


Words by Raymond Pichardo.



  1. Sara

    I can’t wait to read more of your work. I just blogged about a similar topic and it scared me into truly committing to staying present and being in the moment!


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