As I sat next to my compassionate, kind, brilliant and loving brother, on his last day on this earth, I cried my heart out. I hugged him, kissed him, prayed with him, and put my hand on his heart lovingly, to comfort him during his last few hours of life.
We are only here on Earth, to love.
There were some relatives who had trite and ridiculous resentments before Billy’s passing, but those issues now seemed meaningless and trivial, and vanished completely as my brother got ready to transition through the thin veil.
Death has a way of putting life in perspective.
If you are holding onto anger against another, if you’re still clinging onto a grudge, or if you haven’t picked up the phone and forgiven someone, do it now. Now.
Say everything you need to say to all those you love as if they were going to be gone tomorrow. Keep your energy between others clear and clean, so the unforgiving or unrighteous thoughts do not turn into poison, for both you and them.
Life is short. What are you waiting for? Knock down those walls of bitterness, resentment, ego, and minutia.
I flew 3,000 miles and made it there just in time to be by his side during those last few precious hours with him. In memory of Billy, I am going to forgive those around me more quickly, and live life more fully. I will pay homage to my brother by hugging more friends, climbing many mountains, breathing more deeply, and stopping to spend more time with those I love. When I live life more fully, I will always remember my brother who left this life far too early.
Author Paulo Coelho writes, “One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do them now.”
Do them. Now.
Namaste. Thank you for reading and sharing.
Registered Yoga Instructor Certified Life Coach