The old year is dying and we
await the birth of a new one. This is the story of duality – we live and die
and try to find balance inbetween. Due to the fact that we are forward
planning, multi-tasking and tipping ourselves over the edge we usually have
little time for contemplation. Life is fast paced and Death is slow unless you meet
Life and death bring us important
lessons. The crucial one being that its important to live each day to its
fullest. We know this in theory but cannot always put it into practice. Why?
Because we’re held back by fear or guilt. We’ve made both of these our constant
companions so we have no idea how we live without them.
Life has made us world-weary and
we often try to find an escape from it – through alcohol or drugs. We’re all
addicted to something that helps us forget about life. We do this because we
have not chosen an authentic path. We have broken promises to ourselves, we
have sold ourselves short, we have not used (or misused) our unique talents, we
have tried to please – everyone – but ourselves.
Death, on the other hand, makes
us afraid. We dread the thought of our demise. We think it morbid to talk about
it. We cast aspersions on those who have chosen suicide as their way out. We
think of death as something ugly.
Life and death are not any of the
above. Life is a vast galaxy of adventures, full of villains and saviours – you
get to decide who’s who. You are the casting director in the drama known as
your life. You are also the star and remember to let your light shine bright.
|Happy New Year!|
Death is a joyful extension of
life. You travel light, without body, but just a soul. Equip yourself well as,
in death, you may have to answer for some of the choices you made. You take
only your heart and mind so make improvements and adjustments to them whilst
still in body.
Once you understand that life and
death are your friends you’ll find peace amidst the chaos.
So live strong and live long on
the eve of a new year.