An old lady died last night from the apartment i lived. She stayed on the 3rd floor with 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-law, 3 grand children and a husband. She was a lovely woman who spoke softly to everybody and fulfilled every demand made by anybody who knew her. She died of an heart attack in the midnight. She was never a trouble to anybody despite of her age. She is gone now and at least for some time everybody is gonna miss her.
In the morning when she was brought back from the hospital something caught my attention. Everybody who was addressing her called her a body. Until last night she was called by various names aai, aaji, aunty, mummy, mini, kaku, tai. bai and so on. But now everybody was addressing her as body.
As soon as a person dies, it becomes a body. He/She no more remains the same. In a seconds time your identity becomes body.People start using phrases like "bring the body","lower the body in the grave","lift the body"...... People don't even call you by your name whom you tried to impress your whole life. You are just a body to be disposed off to all those for whom you had lived, beared all the pain, did everything in your life.
Then why do we live to impress such people for whom we become just a body in a fraction of second. Lots of things an be fixed, things can be fixed. But many a times relationships between people cannot be fixed, because it should not be fixed. You are aboard a ship setting sail, and the other person has joined the inland circus, or is boarding a different ship, and you just cant be with each other anymore. Because you shouldn't be.
We have to forgive, we don't have to like them, we don't have to be friends with everybody, but we have to forgive them, to ignore, to overlook. Otherwise we would be ending up tying rocks to our feet heavier than our wings could carry. Why do we have to think about making life better for other people who don't even deserve us. Choose your lifes battles wisely. After all life is not counted by the battles you stood up to fight. Its not that every battle you win makes you happy. Ask yourself, Does it???
What counts is how many times you turned around to chose better direction. Life is too short for anything. Fight only the most most most important battles and let the rest just go. The wildest journey is the journey to your inner self. the most exciting thing to discover is the portrait of your soul.
So take chances, spend money on everything that you love, live like a wild storm, do all the stupid things that you have always wanted to do, sing aloud in your shrilly voice, dance madly in the rain, be childlike. Do whatever you have always wanted to do.
What is important to understand is that death is not the greatest loss in life. Loss is when life dies inside you when you are alive. So celebrate this occasion called life. Its now or never....
Love Life!! Live Life!!