The thought of our mortality is one of our greatest reservoirs of wisdom. When we ponder on the transient nature of life, we ask ourselves deep questions and our philosophies are formed. When the question of death is asked, our highest priorities surface. I like the thoughts of Stephen R. Covey, when he says begin with the end in mind. One can hardly understand his or her life’s priorities without extending the equation of life over the point where life ends. Those who regularly connect with their mortality live the most meaningful lives, while in contrast, those who think they would leave forever make a mess of life.
Who will cry when you die? Ask yourself this question and it might reveal to you the quality of life you are currently living. Ask why will they cry, and you’ll see the things you are living for. The days are inching close to when it would be 1yr that heaven gained my mother, the days seem fast to the observers, but the value of that time, and the many times her value was missed is priceless. My eyes have not offered it’s tears for public display, but my heart has bled over and over with tears of blood, thank God for his comfort. When life has meaning, it always leaves a clear vacuum in the lives of other people. This vacuum makes people cry, makes people hurt and makes many wish it was possible to reverse death. When you die, who will cry and why?
It is said that when you came into the world, you were crying and the world was rejoicing and celebrating. That success in life is your ability to reverse that trend. When you depart, you should be rejoicing and celebrating, while the world cries. What will make your departure exciting for you and a course for tears to the world? What? It’s the vacuum that your absence creates, the void that only you had filled. The people you have helped, the impact you had made, the hope you had given and the love you had shown.
The people that will cry from their heart, are the ones you showed love, the ones you helped to build up, the one to whom you were an encouragement, the people that benefited from your abundance, the ones that tapped into your philosophies, the lives enriched by your knowledge. The people that will cry are those that benefited from your benevolence, that were recipients of your generosity. There would be a few odd ones who will only begin to appreciate what they thought was wickedness to them while you were alive, and yet a few who will get to realize you had nothing for them but love. People don’t cry because of the dead person, they cry because of the difference the demise makes to their lives. Those that have enjoyed the privilege of your time, will miss you. Those you gave hope and inspiration will want you, the ones who benefited from your talent will reminisce about you, those you taught to fish will cherish you and those you hurt sincerely will forgive you.
It’s vain to be the richest man in the graveyard. Don’t die with your gifts and talents. Don’t die with your love and care. Take the big risks, live life to the fullest, don’t postpone your life, today is what you have. Don’t stick with a job you have been complaining about for 3yrs, move on, dare big things, fail forward, gather experience. If you like that girl, let her know. If you love that guy, let it show. Live life daily deeply, connect with your mortality. Love like there is no tomorrow, care like life is about to end, value the moments that you have. Craft your own mission statement, and start with what you will want others to say when you are done and gone.
There is nothing that makes your life as exciting as if you are living in the consciousness of the fact that every minute counts and that there is an end.