Dee’s Update, Random Thoughts & Life

Posted: April 14, 2014 in Life, Motivation
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Wassup guys,

How are you all doing my wonderful people?

It’s been a little while since I posted an update and a crazy few weeks for me.

As some of you may already know if you follow me on Facebook, I fell into Cardiac arrest around 2 weeks ago and was out cold…

I’m quite lucky to be alive!

For reasons unknown, I can honestly say that what happened was rather random and not only a shock to me, but my family, friends and everyone around me…

I felt it necessary to let everyone know that I’m OK and still loving life 🙂

Today isn’t about a specific topic – I just feel the need to type and flow…

Thoughts

The recent event has thrown me into a state of deep reflection ever since…

I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and that is the philosophy I live by…

I also believe that whatever the reason for something happening may not be seen/clear to us at the time.

Therefore, I let it be and continue on with life holding onto the gratitude and appreciation that I am  still able to breathe, continue experiencing happiness and making my dreams a reality.

When you face death and accept that it is a normal part of life, the fear of death disappears and you appreciate it for what it is…

A natural part of life…

I think as humans we view death in the wrong light and for a number of valid reasons (We won’t go to much into this subject today though)

Rather than mourn over the loss of someones life, I believe we should celebrate it. I know that if I did past away 2 weeks ago, I would of wanted everyone to celebrate…Not cry and be sad.

I was blacked out most of the time so mentally trying to recover at the moment isn’t as bad for me as it is for others.

New Reality

It’s really been an eye opener as to how much people care about me and brought into light a question for me to ask you guys:

Do you really know how much people love you?

Maybe you don’t as people tend to show appreciation “after” someone has passed away rather than whilst they are alive. Something to think about…

However, I feel exploring this question may help to change the way you see yourself as it has done for me.

I now ask myself:

“Why do people love you so much David and how did you not see it before”

We as a people do so much good in our lives but never see it the way others do. It’s as if we have a hard time appreciating our true value.

I feel this is down to the self image we have created for ourselves based of painful experiences (search for self image on this site as I have written an article about the topic)

For some reason, humans have a hard time embracing their greatness and all the wonderful things they have done for themselves and others – I’m thinking about my Mum as I type this…

Greatness vs Ego

I’ve also come to learn that people don’t give themselves the props they deserve as we live in  a society where embracing how good or great we are at something is seen as being “Egotistic” or “Big Headed” – There is a big problem here…

If you are great at making music for example, then you should be able to share this with people that you are GREAT at making music without feeling that you’ll come across as big headed or egotistic… Sadly that’s not the case.

For us to limit sharing our greatness due to the fear of what others think is quite absurd…Don’t you think?

At the young age of 25, I “know” what I am great at…

I am now focusing my energy on those areas of greatness to not only improve them but to continue sharing them with the rest of the world…

I share this with you in hope that you have found your greatness and if you haven’t then no need to worry – Just try to live in the present moment being grateful for what you DO have and flow with life rather than flowing against it.

The Flow of Life

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To flow against life is to flow against what it is (The Present Moment)

Meaning: If something happens, you CANNOT change the fact that it has happened.

You have a choice as to how you react to what has happened, but you CANNOT change it.

For example – If you loose your phone on a night out, you can’t change the fact that the phone is now missing – It is what it is, whether you chose to accept it or not…

Most of the time in a given situation as such, people throw tantrums and hissy fits causing themselves much unnecessary pain.

Rather than making peace with what is, they think about what “could have been” had they done things differently…

ANY past situation you’ve faced, it’s irrelevant what you think you:

“SHOULD” have done

“COULD” have done OR

“WOULD” have done…It’s the past and cannot be changed I’m afraid…

Instead of focusing about that which cannot be changed, focus on how you can/will do things differently if ever faced with the same or similar situation…

Logically on all levels this makes sense!

Once people fully understand the above concept and start applying it, stress levels will decrease dramatically and the quality of your life WILL improve – I am confident of that.

Life vs Life

The term “Life is Short” couldn’t be any truer for me at this present moment.

I see life for what it is…lessons and experiences…

This is one of the  many reasons why I don’t waste time on negativity or things that are of no benefit/value to me.

This is why I practice forgiveness towards those who have hurt me in the past. Not for there benefit, but for me to be able to live in peace without harboring negative feelings/emotions.

My message is the same as before:

Enjoy life, question everything, be happy and try to do what it is that brings you ultimate joy.

Closing

I don’t know what path my life will take, none of us do. All we can do is our best and if our best doesn’t bring to us what we desire, we can keep trying or may choose to accept that it’s not within our destiny to have that which we dream of…Only you can make that decision!

Speaking of dreams though, I have started writing a book that I would like to release next year. One of my major life goals/dreams is to release a book along the lines of self development, motivation and positivity. I feel I have gone through my fair share of experiences and learning to be adept at creative writing.

Plus…

What do I have to loose 🙂

Pray for me that I release a best seller and I will pray for you that your dreams come through…

Love as always

David Richards

DEE’S FITNESS

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