My Profound Thoughts

Simple yet subtle.. Profoundly silly yet thought-provoking.. Sums up life..

Life and Death: Both happens..

How does death change your perspective?

Death wasn’t an aspect of my thoughts until the COVID-19 pandemic clutched the world in 2020. I guess it’s a subject we avoid on a normal day. I never thought much of it until one day the deadly virus took over our lives like nobody’s business, and continues to cause chaos in an already chaotic life.

Yes, we all will leave this world one day. But some people die long before their actual deaths because, at some point in their lives, they forget living. It is sad that they just existed but did not live.

The one thought that makes me cringe is—lying on the deathbed and looking back to realise I haven’t lived this life to its best. And why? Because I was too busy doing things that didn’t matter to me but to the world.

We all have a purpose for why we are what we are. Only the creator knows how long we will be here to serve that purpose.

There is a great lesson I learned from a great teacher and a humble human being (Late Malankara Malpan Arch Corepiscopa Rev. Dr Kurian Kaniyamparambil, who we fondly called Kaniyamparambilachan). I was blessed to meet and know him in this lifetime. His words have immensely influenced me and continue to enlighten my journey in life. I would borrow his eye opener words, “I pass through this world only once; let me accomplish the duty due to me right now; I have no right to delay or put aside those duties because I shall not pass this path again.”

The above words sum it up; it reminds me of the importance of life instead from a different perspective since death is inevitable.

I know I don’t get to live this moment again; hence I try to live it with all my enthusiasm.

I realise tomorrow is just a hope and not a promise; hence I try to appreciate the best of my today.

I understand this is my opportunity, and what if it doesn’t knock twice? Hence I try to grab hold of it.

I believe my dream is part of my story, the trail I want to leave; I strive vigorously, fluttering my wings to fly to reach up to those dreams to make them come true.

Death is inevitable. However, blessed are those who could say I have had a good fight; I finished the race and kept the faith like Apostle Paul. Because in the end, all that matters is did we live this life that was bestowed on us in the best possible way leaving no regrets.

Much Love ❤️God bless

~ Chinchu Gibu

P.S. Death is inevitable, and by understanding that it changes my perspective on everything I have in life.

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About Me

I am Chinchu Kuriakose aka Chinchu Gibu. I am a writer/ blogger with a vision of spreading positivity and good cheer to the world and a Clinical Research Nurse by profession, working in Cancer Research. The creative side of me adores nature, humanity, romance and emotions; while the professional side of me works on research protocols and evidence-based practice. When a feeling, a moment, a thought or a memory touches my heart, it flows as words. I do it with passion; I do it with love. Yes, it is my profound thoughts that I would like to think a bit louder, so I could share a piece of it with the outer world.


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