A couple of months back, I read the following lines, when I was reading this book - Like the Flowing River By Paulo Coelho (Yes, The One author I wanna take out on a Coffee someday in this Life).
Well, This book has become more like my everyday prayer book, that I have to read out an entry at the least per week.
And am going very slow with the stories, It is like taking a short walk with a friend by a seashore and talking about Life. A Soothing feel, which you could relate to if you are like me, A Lover and an observer of those random simple philosophies in Life.
These lines got ingrained in my mind, so much that I couldn't move on further either with the book or with the process of looking beyond the words.
(Oh, DISCLAIMER!: You could Thank me later for sharing the lovely piece or just close the window and forget it if it doesn't go down well with your views.)
So here it goes, In Paulo's very own words:
"I have understood that, although Life goes on and we are all eternal, this existence will one day end.
People do not think very much about Death. They spend their lives worrying about absurdities; They put things off, and fail to notice important moments.
They don't take risks, because they think it's dangerous.
They complain a lot, but are afraid to take action.
They want everything to change, but they themselves refuse to change.
If they thought a little more about death, they would never forget to make that much postponed phone call.
They would be a little crazier.
They would not be afraid of this incarnation coming to an end, because you cannot fear something that is going to happen anyway.
The Indians say: "Today is as good a day as any to leave this world".
And a wise man once said: "Death is always sitting by your side so that, when you need to do something important, it will give you the strength and the courage that you need".
I hope that you, dear reader, have got this far. It would be foolish to be frightened by death, because all of us, sooner or later, are going to die.
And only those who accept this fact are prepared for Life."
Just wanna make a point, that it doesn't matter if your Life (in particular) does not have an Adrenaline rush like a MI movie, Or it does not have the glitters and riches like a Richie rich show or Princess Diaries, that is if you feel that's the context mentioned here. That you need to go bungee jumping right now or Party hard and feel high as if there is no tomorrow, or swipe your credit card and buy an Audi.
That's neither a crazy story, nor called taking risks. From my point of view.
But if that's what you (in particular, whoever is still reading :-P) love in Life, then go ahead do it.
Cos' If you are Happy and Contented with your Life and whatever perception that you have on Life, then that's all that matters. And if you are not, then you know what needs to be done and you have every Right to do whatever necessary that's to be done.
Love. Dream. Live. Inspire.