Recently, I have been thinking a lot about this topic and here I am writing about it. The day of 14th January 2017 has left all of us with questions which remain unanswered. Losing Popsy all of a sudden on a Saturday morning still gives me goosebumps when I think about that particular day. I do not want to believe that he is no more because that is what keeps me going. The day I start accepting and trusting that I will never see him again during this life time, my heart is going to break into pieces. The pieces which will crush every bit of me.
I still wonder to this day on how the heart can possibly just stop. How can things happen so quickly, and fast, and without any warnings? How is a person not given a chance to say his last few words to his favorite people? How can life of a person, including each one of us be so uncertain? We all have read this in books, and we discuss the phase “Life is uncertain” a lot of times. Do we actually believe in any of it religiously? Are we ready to let one of our closest people go away?
All of this doesn’t mean that we need to be ready to face death every moment and every second. This only means that we should understand that this can happen to any one of us and when it does there will be no acceptance of it for the longest time. If we have the belief that it is now or never, the fear of lot of things to be done in life gets removed and procrastination is no longer there. We need to be aware of the fact that life is not in our hands. We need to stop taking our body for granted because it is not ours. We are mere puppets of the almighty and the last breath that we have in this world is again not in our control. Any person who is born in this world has to part, sooner or later.
Many do not understand the meaning of the vicious circle of life and death, the way Karma revolves. There are kids who are born without one parent, there are children who lose their parent in an early age, and there are parents who have seen their kids passing away in front of them. How would they know what is happening and who would teach them that this is the certain truth of life and we are all here to follow our duties? This is when the school should introduce the subject of spirituality/ discourses, the one course which is so important to be getting to know the true meaning of life.
P.S:- I miss you every morning.
In a journey called life, we go through various situations, times and circumstances. We hardly embrace the glorious mess that we are. We barely think about the strength that we have had during the most difficult times in our lives. We need to remember that life’s great lessons are usually learnt at the worst times and with the worst mistakes. We are so busy in our everyday schedule that we do not have the time to recap the way we have spent the number of years of our life. When we start summing up the timeline, we are able to connect the dots and everything that has happened in our life has been for a reason.
If we start analyzing, there would be times when we would want things to be different or it could be that we are very happy on the milestone that we are on. People who fall on the latter category are a few while the ones on the first are many. If not entirely, there could be one or the other area which we think could be done in a better way, with the right decisions in the past. The beauty of being in the former thought is that there has been lot of learning in the process which has resulted in knowing what we are exactly looking for. Understanding and finding out one’s dream is the most difficult bit.
This might sound unbalanced as dreams keep changing as we grow older, and that is just fine, we need not stop dreaming in any phase of our life. Many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. Having a dream is important, and making that dream a reality is significant, but not as major as figuring it out.
We need to believe that we are our own master, we have the key to our happiness. It is never too late and each one of us have a choice that we can make. There is never a one-way street that we need to get into and can never get out. There is always a U-turn and we are never trapped in any state. Life is too short not to escape from the path once chosen. This rule is one the most important part in our lives which keeps us moving.
We should stop procrastinating, especially our dreams. The day we learn the importance of discovering our quest, half of our mission is accomplished, the other half will just happen. We are never too old to dream a new dream!