Something inside me tears apart when I hear the word – Death.The most basic truth of our existence – Mortality.
It’s frightening that any moment could be our last moment with someone. Life’s Unpredictable and sometimes Brutal. We plan and plan a lifetime , being unaware of the very next moment. Death is fascinating in its own ways. The Joy of being Free from worldly chaos , material domination, and fake relationships.
I do not fear my Death . I would be as content to die today as I would be as an 80-year-old woman. What frightens me is Death of another. We all know the deeper truth of Life and Death , but Do we understand them ?
I lost a 2-year-old nephew today. And this brought back the memories of everyone who left me alone. My Nana Ji , Dadi , Masi , Brother in law and pet. I also get deeply impacted by death in my friend’s family. I have seen what death of a parent does to the child. I know that the enormous gaps that are created in one’s soul never get filled.
Losing my Pet , Jill had changed my family. We became vulnerable , scared and lonely when Jill left us. He died in my arms after spending ten long years as a family member. I have known people who were murdered , I have known people who died in one flash of a second with no prior medical conditions . I have seen people die of Depression and Stress. I have seen even more people who talk about Suicide and have tried ending their lives.
I have seen it all.
We are discovering new and innovative ways to live up to 100 years . We have medicines for diseases that have not yet emerged. We are finding new Planets and life in those places. Call me Mad but this is not going forward in my eyes , it’s going backward. Life was Simple in our grand father’s age. They had little to worry. Our People today are dying more of stress and depression than any epidemic.
We are dying a little every day.
Is there any workshop / Institution / College / School that would prepare me how to face Death rather than teaching me how to be a Millionaire. I need not much in Life – just a few people who will love me for who I am.
Let us all slow down our Zindagi and reflect upon ourselves – Where are we headed , What are we looking for and most importantly , where lies our true happiness.
De-clutter and Detox . Do Things that matter. Someone said , Of all the things that you can make , remember you can make a Change. Open your Eyes to the simplest Truth. Value each breath . Forgive , Forget and Move on. We are not going to stay forever . It’s okay if you fail sometimes. Money is only as important as you think it is. Look beyond the Horizon.
Life is Short , as short as 2 years for few souls….