Today, I’m inspired to write about our most precious gift, which is typically said to be time, but I beg to differ with that a bit. I believe that love is our most precious gift. The love we have for others, the love they have for us and perhaps most importantly, the love we have for ourselves.
So, why did I title it Time, and not love as our most precious gift? I have no idea. I guess it is because the two tend to go hand in hand, and the cliché saying is what lured me in here as well.
Time is precious. Time spent appreciating the love in our lives is time very well spent.
I learned with the passing of my Dad and then my mother that time spent well with those we love is truly rewarding. Knowing ahead of time that the time you have left is limited enables you to make the most of the time that you do have. It gives you the vision of what really is most important and what things really don’t matter so much anymore. Things that used to be of the utmost importance, like being right, being smart, having things, etc. are really of little to no value when faced with mortality. It doesn’t matter how much stuff you accumulated. Or, how many titles, or promotions or accolades you acquired. How many people kissed your back side or how many back sides you kissed along the way. None of that goes with you when your time here is done. All that really matters is what you did with the time that you had.
Who did you help? Who helped you? Did you appreciate the people in your life – good or bad – along the way? Did you think and say good things or were you judgmental and criticizing? Did you lift people up or put them down? How did all of that really make you feel in the end?
I realize that it is hard to make the most of the time you have when you are worried about your loved ones and/or taking care of them and hoping and praying they will become well again. You live very much in the moment. You live run by your emotions and theirs. Feelings take over, and those feelings aren’t necessarily the ones in your best interest. Fear is a horrible thing and makes you think, say and do things that aren’t much of a reflection of your highest self.
Do you know, recognize and accept your highest self? If you’re reading this you must have some clue about what I’m referring to. If not, give me a call and we can talk more.
Do you know, recognize and accept your loved ones higher selves? Do you see who they are at the core of their soul? Do you love and accept that? The time you have left is where you can make the most difference. It’s where you have the ability to fix everything that you desire to while you are able.
Once you have done that, you live in a peace that surpasses all understanding. It’s true. It’s not just another biblical quote that people like to spew at you. Believe me, it is real and you can find it.
Once you find it, you can also find acceptance, forgiveness and love on a whole new level. You can find the way to let your loved ones go knowing full well that you will meet again and have a joyous reunion. You will know in your heart they are healed. You can feel joy for them and be happy about their new situation.
Sure, you’re still going to have your own emotional roller coaster to ride as you grieve and heal. But the ride is much more comfortable once you’ve made it to this point. It’s not as tragic and tumultuous as the rides before it.
If you feel you know what I’m talking about and want more time to sit with it and or talk about it, feel free to reach out. I’m happy to help you to the best of my abilities. Remember, I’m on this ride as much as you are. We are all just at different stops along the way. There is always help available to you. All you have to do is ask.
Wishing you the Peace that Surpasses all Understanding,