Areille - the Lioness of God

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Life ...

It's been a while since I have mindlessly rambled. And today, that's going to change! I have been wanting to blog about this for a week now .. but couldn't get myself to start typing. Finally have.

Last Monday - I got into work, and heard a tragic news. One of my colleagues, who I worked with very closely in the past, passed away. He was only 36 and left behind a wife and twin children of the age of 5! It all happened in seconds. He was working in his yard, experienced shortness of breath, collapsed, ER came, couldn't help him and he was gone.

The news affected me quite a bit, maybe more than I thought it would. I had heard of deaths before .. why was this so shocking and shaking. As I pondered more about this, I realized I couldn't stop thinking about what his wife was going through. I mean just that morning, she could have had a fight with him, we all do! We say harsh things, and we think we'll resolve it in 2 hours. She might have thought the same, only to realize she will never get that chance. Another thought was - July 4th weekend. They might have had a vacation planned, just like I do. They might have spent hours and days discussing details of all the fun they'll have. All gone in seconds. These are just the immediate things. Her whole life and life's plans ... Gosh I tear up just thinking about it.

Life. When we have it, we don't value it. When it's at risk, we complain, "why me!". And when it's taken away, we are devastated.

Attachment can be such a cruel thing. And the more people in your life that you become dependent on ... the more 'fearsome' such things can be. All these thoughts make me want to read the Gita and learn about moksha, maya and detatchment. It's definitely a lingering thought recently. I should really put it to work!

Eat healthy & be happy y'all!

4 Comments:

  • At 6/13/2009 9:29 PM, Blogger Ankit said…

    Hey G3

    Very sorry to hear about your colleague.

    It is just one hard reality of life.

    Take care & blog more.

    Ankit

     
  • At 6/16/2009 9:47 AM, Blogger Maddy said…

    G3 I have read the Gita and the same thought has occurred to me also. I questioned if it is even possible to remain unattached. It must be such a tough thing to do. Have you read Osho's 'Book of Secrets'? It talks about how one can truly be free if they can overcome attachment. When you realize your inner consciousness, your center, only then will love not become an attachment. Like you mentioned in one of your earlier posts - seek happiness within! Definitely not one of the easiest things to do..
    Life - like all other precious things, we do not know what we have until its gone.. can't agree more..

     
  • At 6/17/2009 4:46 PM, Blogger Rationale said…

    I'm so sorry about your friend. His family must be going through a lot right now. :(

    About detachment, I think its hard. The Gita speaks very logically but in real life it probably takes a lot of practice to detach. I guess the trick is to take baby steps with it.

     
  • At 7/13/2009 5:59 PM, Blogger zaph said…

    detachment is like an anti-depressant. it doesn't make you happy, it just makes you numb to both pleasure and pain.

     

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