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Viva le Life

A client of mine recently passed away. The last time I saw her was about 9 months ago. She had a chronic disease so the news of her death was not unexpected. Yet, the sudden realisation that she was gone from this dimension we call life on earth, was numbing.

In an instant my life gained perspective. My problems diminished, my gratitude increased and every moment amplified in meaning. I savoured the taste of chai tea, the warmth of my bed, the smooth smile from a stranger. This moment is all I have. No matter how much effort I put into the future it is this moment that counts.

And so I ask myself:

‘How can I be present?’

‘Is there anything I can do to improve the relationships in my life?’

‘Am I fulfilling my purpose with my heart and soul?’

I sit quietly and ask these questions inwardly. It’s astounding the answers that appear. The heart is truly a treasure chest filled with all the solutions needed. All I have to do is ask.

Charlie Brown once said to Snoopy, “One day we’re going to die”. Snoopy replied, “And all the other days we live”.

Viva le Life!

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