In Three Words…

1 Comment February 9, 2009 / Posted in Mindful Leadership, Mindfulness

The following two poems have touched my soul. They have guided me through the deaths of my dad in ’94, my mom in ’96 and a woman whom I loved who committed suicide in 1993. My brother in 2003, nine years to the day of my father’s death: April 15th, Gontang irony.

I have shared these two short poems with many others. Their hearts, like mind, had been touched by the grief of having someone close die. These two poems touch reality, acknowledge the universal experience of death and bring one through to the next day…and the next day…and the next. Another reminder of moving toward being mindful.

I have always known
that at last I would take this road,
but yesterday I didn’t know that
it would be today.
Unknown

In three words
I can sum up
everything I’ve
learned about life.
It goes on.
Robert Frost

A few weeks ago, I was listening again to Tuesdays with Morrie. Morrie sharing his wisdom: Not being afraid of dying truly allows one to be open to the fullness of living. And more recently, Randy Pausch is helping a new generation open their eyes and hearts to living gracefully and with gratitude.
Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

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  1. Matt said on February 9th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Indeed, life goes on.

    Great post Ozzie, thanks for continuing the mindfulness conversation. I enjoy reading your new blog and staying in touch with you. Oh, and the Twitter updates are great.

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