Leaving Jeanne’s yoga class this morning, I received a call from a very important man in my life sharing the news that someone had passed away. I never met this gentleman, but he is the father of someone I do know. His sudden death was a blessing and a curse. He didn’t suffer much, but his loved ones did not have adequate time to acclimate to this finality. My heart goes out to his daughter and her husband, and anyone else close to him.
The messages and lessons of death are infinite, not the least of which are: take good care of yourself, be kind toward those you love, and live your life fully, as in don’t wait too long to do and say and be what matters most. We live our lives, day by day, as though time doesn’t run out. But it does. Have you done your best to care for your mind and body? Have your words been benevolent, your actions charitable? Do you strive to be a better lover, parent, sibling?
Life is life with its many ups and downs, but the longer I’m here the greater the importance of being available to others becomes apparent; their pain, joy, minutiae Dear sir, I hope that you rest in peace and that your loved ones have good memories and loving support to assist them through a complicated and difficult loss.
A good yoga practice can lead to a calm clear tranquil mind…sounds like you had a good practice. Sending love and hope for healing to the family who suffered the loss.
Jeanne, thanks for the kind, healing words. It was a pleasure doing yoga, and having lunch, with you.
See you soon.