Life Is Like A Journey On A Train

Life is like a journey on a train… with its stations… with changes of routes… and with accidents!

At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel on our side.

However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone.

As time goes by, other people will board the train; and they will be significant i.e. our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of our life. Many will step down and leave a permanent vacuum. Others will go so unnoticed that we don’t realize that they vacated their seats!

This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.

Success consists of having a good relationship with all the passengers…requiring that we give the best of ourselves.

The mystery to everyone is:

We do not know at which station we ourselves will step down.

So, we must live in the best way – love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are.

It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty —
we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.

I wish you a joyful journey for the coming year on the train of life. Reap success and give lots of love.

More importantly, thank God for the journey!

Lastly, I thank you for being one of the passengers on my train!

A good friend sent this to me and I wanted to share it with all of you for we truly are passengers on the train of life

Many Blessings,

author of the best selling books Evidence of Eternity and Never Letting Go

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16 Responses to Life Is Like A Journey On A Train

  1. Marhamah says:

    A beautiful story that is true to life..The people whom we had contact before in our journey and have exit from the journey of life have left footmarks in our hearts. They were beautiful experiences and memories as family members, spouse, work colleagues that will forever be engraved in my heart.

  2. lucila ledy says:

    I believed life is a journey. We are only having a holiday on this planet, Earth but when the journey is over?? That’s why we have to make the most of it.

  3. Hello, Mr. Mark Anthony, HI, how are you doing today ? I was riding b.a.r.t. back into the city of San Francisco today, and I started to use a chant my Mother taught me: Madana Mohana M u r a r i ( nectar ). I like to write and I heard the words, ” aquarian circle ‘. So I made this brief search on google to find out what ‘aquarian circle’ could be and how it might help me spiritually. Well, I enjoyed your, June 5th, 2014 AD description of life being like a train ride. My birthday is, June 5, 1955 AD. And I appreciate the spiritual guidance. Thank you very much. And keep up the good works. I am a good Catholic H.A.R.C.C. I love Ya, Man ! George . . . . . . .

  4. Dan Somnea says:

    Good morning, good evening Mr MARK ANTHONY.

    These words are full of spirituality!
    I am from Bucharest, ROMANIA. My wife, Diana (63), is English teacher, retired like me (72). I am professor IT&C.

    The TRAIN OF LIFE’ s Romanian translation is:

    La nastere, ne-am imbarcat in tren si ne intalnim parintii, si credem ca ei vor calatori mereu alaturi de noi. Dar la o statie, parintii vor cobori la un moment dat din tren, lasandu-ne sa ne continuam calatoria singuri. Cu trecerea timpului, altii se vor urca in tren; iar acestia vor fi importanti pentru noi, fiindu-ne: frati, surori, prieteni, copiii nostri si chiar dragostea vietii noastre. Multi vor cobora din acest tren si vor lasa un gol permanent. Altii vor parasi trenul neobservati; vom realiza doar ca acum sunt locuri goale. Aceasta calatorie cu trenul va fi plina de: veselie, tristete, fantezie, asteptari, buna ziua/buna seara, adio si drum bun! Succesul consta in a avea o relatie buna cu toti calatorii (prieteni si DUMSANI) de-a-lungul vietii noastre, impunandu-ne sa dam tot ce e mai bun. Misterul fiecaruia este: Nu stim la care statie noi insine vom cobori. Asa ca, noi trebuie sa traim in cel mai bun mod, sa iubim, sa indragim in cel mai ales mod, sa iertam si sa oferim ce e mai bun din noi. Este important sa procedam astfel deoarece, cand va sosi timpul sa coboram si sa lasam locul nostru liber, ar trebui sa ramana in urma noastra amintiri frumoase, pentru cei care isi vor continua calatoria in trenul vietii. Va doresc o calatorie plina de bucurii in trenul vietii! Culegeti succese si oferiti multa dragoste. Mai important, multumiti lui DUMNEZEU pentru calatorie. In ultimul rand, va multumesc pentru ca sunteti unul din calatorii trenului meu.


  5. Dan Somnea says:

    Good morning, good evening Mr MARK ANTHONY.

    These words are full of spirituality!
    I am from Bucharest, ROMANIA. My wife, Diana (63), is a teacher of English, retired like me (72). I am an IT&C specialist, professor.
    All the best in your life and career.

  6. Nicholas SanMartino says:

    Mr. Anthony, I must tell you a short story. Last Wednesday evening I was sitting with several of my friends discussing life in general. I stated to all that my spin on life is that we are all passengers on a train of life and we never know when we will reach a station where we must deboard. My wife passed away several months ago and I stated that my hope was to be greeted by my wife at the last station in my life. I also went on to say I wished to be blessed to become a greeter to welcome all of my family friends and loved ones onced they stepped off the train. Two days later a friend of mine who I have not seen for several monthe sent me a email entitled The Train of Life. A chill went through my body because your words explained EXACTLY how I felt about life. Call this a pure coinicidence? I went on line to find the author of the Train of Life and found you.You have put into words my true feelings about life. Thank you!!! Would love to meet you some day.

    • Mark Anthony says:


      Thank you for sharing. I’m very sorry for your loss.I’m a firm believer that there are no such thing as coincidences. I do believe in synchronicity when two or more events are meaningfully related especially when the recipient of the synchronicity (you) sees the connection as meaningful. I know that our loved ones are always energetically connected to us, so it appears that this is a sign intended for you and you were wise and open enough to recognize and receive it. God Bless you!

  7. Ali says:

    At the first I tell you my english isn’t good I live in Iran .today I missed for my self I don’t know why .
    I thought a lot and I realized our parents made patterns in our mind such as we wil make that patterns on child
    Make money ,don’t laugh a lot like crazy .buy more and more and…..
    Today I found life like journey blive it our not just type it in English and found your story thanks a lot for nice trust story

  8. Chet Lukaszewski says:

    I have been blessed with having wonderful friends in Martinique. I am sending them a copy of “…..a Train”. The past few months I have sent it to several very close friends. It says it all!

  9. Mark Anthony says:

    As stated in the blog, a good friend sent it to me, so I am sharing this story as it is helpful to those suffering with loss.

  10. Nira says:

    I only heard this quote / story a few days ago … It was beautifully put to us. My mum is dying and doesn’t have very long and this has just put a lot of feelings and thoughts to rest.

    Explaining life and our purpose so eloquently.
    Just beautiful Mark
    Thank you

  11. Mandy Berlin says:

    A wonderful analogy. Thank you for sharing this story, Mark Anthony!

  12. Carol Ross says:

    My Dad just passed away at 94 and is now with my Mom. He was the last in our family of that generation and it makes me sad. I’ve been struggling since he passed and have wondered how life will be in the future and how do I share my most inner joy and fears with my children and grandchildren when my time comes. I came across your “Life is like a Journey on a Train” and it made me smile. It’s given me inner peace and heartfelt joy to be able to share this with my children and sisters now so that hopefully they will remember it when it’s my turn to …” step off the train”. Thank you so much Mr. Anthony. Peace

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