On 25th of February, after midnight, a veteran actor, bollywood star personality and fashion icon lost her life to a freak cardiac arrest. She was 54 years old; and attending her nephew’s wedding in Dubai. Only 16 hours back, she looked stunning in her light green lehenga and gorgeous jewellery.
This got me thinking. The imminence of death is ever hanging over our heads. What is left for our future? Will I be alive tomorrow morning? Most of us have lost our life even before we have died. Our lives have become a series of mechanical monotonous events that we take as nothing more than chores. Only a handful of us have remembered how to enjoy the small moments of life.
All of us are so tuned to the shades of grey existence, we often forget to introduce colors in our daily lives. We are not in touch with our entire being. Happiness and sadness has become a destination, rather than part of the entire journey. We look for happiness in pieces of numbered papers and seek companionship in mobile applications.
What happened to taking a stroll in the park and watching the children play in the sand-box? Watching the sunrise and taking a fresh breath of air while counting stars in clear night skies. What happened to writing heartfelt letters to you loved ones and telling them exactly how you feel?
There happens to be a very thin line between the past and the future. This thin line falls on the very now and here. That is what the world now fails to see. We are all constantly fighting to secure our future and dwelling away our precious time on the past. What we fail to remember is that life is a series of ‘now’s and ‘here’s.
If at 2 am in the morning, you feel like eating your favorite cookie dough ice-cream, don’t wait for the next morning. You never know when a meteor might hit you and you would leave the world without your favorite Baskin Robbins ice-cream.
Life is not a label or a person. It is not science or a study. Life is the journey that needs to be tasted and experienced. Gratitude must be felt for everything that we have and acceptance for everything that we don’t. Change is the only constant in life. Let everything happen to you. Love, horror, laughter and sacrifice; just remember that it is never final to begin with. The sun will always shine through the clouds.
Realize that the present moment is all you have, so make it the focus of your life. Do not cheat yourself out of what you can have today. Procrastination is okay when it comes to homework(well sometimes!), but don’t procrastinate to live your life. Tomorrow never comes!
Dance. Smile. Giggle. Sway. Jump. Squeal. Sense. Wish and believe! Death is inevitable, so let us not waste time thinking about its arrival. Make mistakes and learn from it. Run and fall, but be sure to get up again. The important part is, keep moving and enjoying every little thing that life offers us TODAY.
Remember, the only way to survive continuity is to live every moment to its fullest and brightest! Carpe Diem!