Time… Accepting it or not, the fact is that our time is limited. Our time on this planet, in this lifetime is limited and we’re never promised tomorrow. We have today, but we limit our “today” and make our time even more shorter than what it could be by the stress, worries, work overload, failed plans, too high expectations, disappointments… What is it in our nature that makes us most of the time, waste our time?
I will never forget my grandma telling me that to people work is important, things are important but what you will bring with you to your afterlife are none of those…
I’m thinking about myself, about my sister, my friends, friends of friends, you name it… I’m thinking about what makes me/ us successful and happy and will those things matter in the end? I believe that those should be the only and the best guidances to live your day to day life the best you can, if you just ask yourself about all of your choices, actions and people that you meet/ have in your life already. Just ask yourself: “Will this matter ( be worth it ) at the end of the road?” and ” Will I be able to bring this with me to an afterlife?” Those are the questions which have opened my eyes and brought on a whole different perspective on how I want to live my every day, what I want to create my life around and what is so meaningless or barely important.
Full fridge, good house, successful career, fancy shoes or expensive dress, yes, all those things are nice to have but very soon after getting them, we always need more, want better and therefore soon we need an extra fridge or at least a full pantry, maybe another house or an extra apartment, maybe two careers which we can push at once and earn even more money, maybe couple of shelves of fancy shoes or two racks of expensive dresses will finally feel good enough? Nope, we will always want and need more, that is our human nature… But will all of these things matter in the end? Will you be able to bring them with you to an afterlife? The answer is NO! Things, career, what somebody said wrong about you or mistreated you, those are not the things that will matter in the end and that you’ll be able to bring with yourself “somewhere over the rainbow”.
What does matter is what makes your heart happy and your soul to dance? In my case, travelling, exploring and being surrounded by people whom I love and which love me unconditionally is what makes life worthy for me and those are the memories and feelings which I’ll be able to bring even when it’s time to go.
In the past two years, loss was big in my “football field” of life and I have seen some dear and close people pass away, as much I have also seen people suffer, be lonely and disappointed in not having things or not having a career of Beyonce… All of this made me think really deep because I’ve been having some of health issues of my own and just thinking about life and afterlife in general made me realise that of course it’s nice to have things, to have properties, to have a successful and enviable career, but all of these aren’t and shouldn’t be the most important things in our lives. Life well lived, loved and travelled is the only one which you’ll be able to bring with you and the one which does make you fulfilled from the inside, not only from the outside for your Instagram photo roundup.
Now, if you’ve been stressed out, worried, hurt, etc… Just ask yourself: “Will any of this matter in the end?” and “Is this thing or person worth waisting/ spending my limited time on/with.?” You’ll see how these two questions will make you much more aware and make you re-think some values and priorities in your daily life as well as say goodbye to some people who no longer are meant to be part of your road…
Live life to the fullest, love others and believe in goodness, even after you’ve been hurt multiple times. Go travel and enrich your soul, be openminded, love and spread love… Those are the “things” and feelings that will give you a happy and rich life, the one that will matter in afterlife too… 🙂