I am returning with fresh energy after a brief hiatus. My step father, who was 101 years old, passed away on May 6. We were close in every way. I had the extraordinary experience of being with him during the last days of his life. Here are the 10 things I have learned about life looking through the eyes of this time.
- Love is really all that matters in the end.
- We will be remembered for our virtues and our impact on others (not necessarily how much money or stuff we have left.)
- It’s all very mysterious and silent. Where do we go in the end?
- I am courageous and capable of WAY more than I thought I was. The Energy within can meet any challenge. I trust that Energy completely and draw my confidence from there. (You can too.)
- There are amazing people all around who show up fully (and without hesitation) in moments of intense need. These people are not necessarily who you expect (or hope) they will be. When you are called to step forward, step forward with a big YES. There is not necessarily a back up.
- Loss and birth are intertwined. “The Universe says that loss demands birth and two are lovers.” Deena Metzger.
- Seeing death at close range, gets us committed to LIVE life fully and passionately.
- Focus on the goal and savor each moment.
- We really don’t have that much time to dink around doing what doesn’t resonate.
- Playing a ukulele can make you smile no matter what is going on.
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