Friday, November 6, 2009

A lesson from Death

Life teaches us every moment...but today I am talking about another teacher....
"Death". It's is not the first time I have come across it, but every time death crosses my life it teaches me a few subtle lessons about life that even life itself could not.
                                            I lost one of my college Professors and his wife today (may their souls RIP) in a road traffic accident, which killed them instantaneously. Though I'd no personal acquaintance with them, still as I watched the shocked expressions of their family members, the disbelief and denial on their faces, I felt a great sadness inside me. I heard one of his relatives tell someone " It can't be....I had so much to tell him, I was waiting for him to get back..It can't be" and I pondered what their thoughts had been in their last moments.
                                           It was that statement which reminded of something I had forgotten, about how fragile this bubble of our life is, how momentary it is....every moment u are filled with so many emotions, joy, hope,anger, hatred, jealousy, sorrow, regret...making so many plans....and then in a moment the bubble bursts...and there's nothing left.
                                          Still we spend so much time hurting people we love, so much time hating others, so much time cribbing about life being unfair, so much time waiting for tomorrow, so that we could do this, do that. So much time feeling sorry about the past, about what we could have done all the while forgetting to live in this moment..forgetting that we can do all that right now.
                                           life is a moment...don't let it go by unattended. You never know whether u will get another. So, If you love someone..go hug them and tell them now, If you want to talk to a friend, Just pick up the phone and call them up...If u want to say sorry, don't hesitate, don't wait thinking how, Just go and say it. We all make mistakes in our lives, but living those mistakes forever is a bit gross.... and forgive as well. None of these actions are going to matter to us in death, But they will make life a beautiful Journey for each of us to look at, when Death finally comes to meet us and we turn around and look back.

11 comments:

Hipp Hopper said...

Death is the destination we all share :-)

Anil P said...

The abruptness and the finality of it is scary, and humbling. Agree with much of what you said.

vins said...

Beautiful... Sach.. and so true.. Death is the biggest truth and we always are in perpetual denial .. and behave as if it will never affect us.

prabhjotk said...

SO true.. we keep planning,cursing,cribbing.. and Death makes everything look so small.. and insignificant..

meeta said...

@VIVEKSINGH @ANIL P @VINS @PRABHJOTK thankyou all for your comments :-)

ms.parker said...

I love this post. very very well written.. almost as if my thoughts through someone else's writing.

x

danishctc said...

So very true and well-written...:)
Isn't death a very mysterious concept? We live in its shadow but hardly know anything about it. Ancient Greek philosopher used to keep a skull on their desk to remind them of death.

A few weeks back i had posted an entry related this topic, please check out http://danish-on-web.blogspot.com/2009/10/moment-of-life-and-of-death.html

Shakthi said...

The inevitable end that awaits and yet in many ways befuddles and worries us all . Death is a teacher that teaches us of the short nature of the time we have here and things we have to do by then . But understanding and coping with death is something that the human race can never do easily , In the end there is a beginning and every beginning signals that a new end is also born .

Soumyaranjan Dash said...

Death...ultimate truth of life!

meeta said...

Thnakyou all 4 your encouraging comments :)
@ms.parker thanku @danisctc will chl u'r blog for sure @v_shakthi yes every beginning starts with it the start of an end..but it is in our hands to make it an happy and memorable ending or a sad story :)@Soumyaranjan the ultimate truth :)

Toon India said...

yup..Death is the ultimate reality..if we remember it everyday we would surely learn how to live and treat others!!