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Daily Share – Am I Just Distracting Myself From The Present Moment?

TDL_FB-iconFor some reason, for years now, I’ve been getting the weird feeling that I’m going to die young. When I think this thought, I’m not necessarily worried or anxious about it. Rather, I feel very interested in this thought and want to know what could be causing it. A couple of years ago, I realized that most people around me can picture where they want to be/what they want to be doing in 5, 10, or even 20 years. However, with me, I feel like there’s a strange, blurry film in front of my eyes when I try to see myself in the future. I actually have a pretty good idea of what I’d like to accomplish while I’m alive. It’s just that I feel as if I only have a few more years to accomplish those things. I consider myself a very spiritual person, but not religious. Am I just distracting myself from being human and living in the moment, or what? I feel like I can’t really control this feeling.

A TDL Reader

  • Sandy

    Hello Friend, this is my take on what your experiencing, see if you resonate with it. If you don’t it just means I haven’t hit the nail on the head & that’s okay, with any question an answer will come & you will intuitively know the truth. Your ego has latched onto a belief, a story, & you find it difficult to agree or accept it, because you find it illogical, no proof or basis to willingly believe it (or you would have). Somewhere along the lines your ego decided your self-image will include an early death scenario. Whenever we question, struggle with, or suffer over, anything it is because our true nature & this thought or belief don’t align, somethings amiss. Here’s an assignment to try. Create a statement, such as, “I am going to die young”. Ask the questions Byron Katie asks. 1. Is it true? 2. Can you absolutely know it is true? 3. How do you feel when you think the thought? 4. How would you be if you couldn’t think the thought?
    And finally turn the statement around to find a truer one, for example, I am not going to die young. Or I don’t exactly know when I am going to die. And give examples how you know your NEW statement is true. Much love my friend!

    • The Daily Love

      Sandy,thank you for sharing! The exercise is interesting and will hopefully be helpful to our reader!
      -Team TDL

  • Maria

    Hey! I had the same feeling in university – like no point in studying i will be dead in a couple of years anyway – waste of time… But i am still alive and have this fear now with 30 regarding my child… I think my mind is addicted to fear and always finds a bs to freak me out and keep me from fulfilling my work aka purpose!!!

    • The Daily Love

      Thank you for your input, Maria!
      -Team TDL

  • JustMe

    Like you, I always thought I would die young. I am now 65 and still going strong, still trying to discover what I want to be when I grow up after having loved and been loved, raised 4 wonderful children, known many wonderful and some so not-so-much my cup of tea people too!

    If you can’t control this feeling, then use it to make the very best of each day you do live…..If it was your last day of earth, what would you do? who would you spend it with? what wonderful thing would you want to leave behind for others?
    We all should live each day as if it were our last….to show those we love how much we love them, to create something beautiful to be remembered by.
    The length of time we live has nothing to do with the quality of our days. At 65 I do not have many regrets…..those things I DO regret are those things I never had the courage to do…..but hey, I can STILL do them if I want, can’t I?

    I could never picture where I’d be in so many years either …… still can’t…..nor do I want to. The universe will lead .

    • The Daily Love

      Thank you for commenting, JustMe! Wise words on focusing energy into living each day to its fullest!!
      -Team TDL

  • Eugenia Pashnina

    Oh my god. I feel exactly the same.