The Time is now

Death has been such a humbling experience. My Brother ImageLasheen’s passing is showing me how simple life actually is or how it can be. 

One day he was here and then suddenly now he is gone. This is the first time I have lost some one who was such a huge and integral part of my day to day life.I am also noticing how fragile life is. 

I am thankful for my relationship with him, for all the time we had, the jokes and laughter, the playful silliness, the fights, the spiritual & intellectual discussions, and the heart to heart conversations we had, the love he unconditionally showered on me, and the pranks he played on me. 

And yet I long to have done a little more, said a little more, hugged more and laughed more, and cried a little more. I wish I had more time with him. I can think of a million instances where I could have been different or acted different.

Now that he is not here. I noticing all of us, the people who knew him express how we felt about him. I wonder what it would have been like for him to know all of this while he was alive. I am sure he knew, but not to this magnitude and extent. I am also glad that I had to opportunity to let him how much he meant to me.

I wonder why it takes someone to go away from our lives, for us to really see them with a fresh pair of eyes or so the beauty in them, to see the perfection in their imperfections. 

I want to be that to all the people in my life, I want them to know how I feel about them while they and I are alive. I am Borrowing Hakeem’s new motto -The Time is NOW ! 

Now is the time to BE. 

Now is the time to live life to the fullest, to express fully, to laugh without holding back, to show all the love we feel, to let people know now they matter to us. Now is the time to be spontaneous. Now is the time to make a difference. To live our purpose. Not later, Not tomorrow, not another day. Now is the time to Unleash.

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