Steve Jobs said…
Almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
Imagine a world soon to be void of your life. what does that look like or feel like? it’s hard to imagine, because the thing about death is… no one is alive to tell you about it. we all have an expiration. some sooner than others, but all of us will inevitably meet the same fate.
those that are forced to stare down the barrel of death, either of their own life or as a passenger to a close friend/family member, are often rocked by the most honest feelings of awakening. in those hours, after the tears, there is something spiritual and light.. where the materialism and day to day grind of life falls away and what is left are the warm feelings of love, compassion and selflessness.
thoughts of did i give it my all, did i share as much as i could. did i love as hard as i could, do they know how much i care.
what you realize about life is… it was never about you. it was always about them. and the best thing that you can do in life is to give. Give, give and give some more. love and love harder. and when you’re no longer doing that in your life, then it’s time to make some changes. we are at our best when we are helping others.