Death is our Greatest Teacher…

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I just returned from vacation and started reading “An Untethered Soul” written by Michael Singer.  I finished reading the chapter on death and was preparing to blog about the great lessons in this chapter when I came across this entry I posted on March 4, 2013.  I can’t help but think that God is continuing to speak to me about what is truly important in my life. 

Entry dated March 4, 2013 

I am home sick today with a head cold.  I believe it was nature’s way of telling me to slow down, rest and go to a quiet place to think.  I did just that.

I watch a show on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) called Super Soul Sunday.  This week’s guest was Michael A. Singer, author of  “An Untethered Soul.”  In his book he talks about the voice in our head that never stops talking.  This voice is not us but is the noise of our environment.  By going to a quiet place and stepping away from the voice do we then begin to discover who each of us is and why we are here.

In one of the chapters Michael discusses death.  Death is our greatest teacher.  When someone close to us dies we have an opportunity to learn extraordinary  lessons.  Death shows us our time here is limited and we should cherish each moment and live each day to its full potential.  Death shows us that “things” really are not important as we can never take them with us on our spiritual journey beyond this earth.  Death shows us that we all share the same human experience and we are all more the same then we are different.  Death knows no gender, age, sex, race, color, religion.  Death treats all equally and will come for each of us on our chosen day.

So rather than stay in grief and sadness, be happy for the person who passed.  Love the time you did share with them.  Know you made a difference in their lives and they made a difference in your life.  Let go of all your fears and just love where you are and who is in your life at the time.

We all have goals and dreams.  Goals are dreams with timelines.   What is important is to put them in their proper place, work towards them but be prepared to embrace change and loss and learn from each experience.  When we embrace change and loss, it is where we learn our greatest lessons.


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