If one day you find out you have 10 minutes to spend the rest of your life, before you die out in shades of grey and white, what would you do? Would you run out of hospice care and shout at the top of your lungs? Or would you give away all the money in your pockets to the first disabled man on the road, begging for half a slice of bread for his kid? Would you spend those minutes, staring across the great blue sky, wondering if you lived enough to make going out in 10 minutes worth the pain? Would you grab your lover’s hand, kiss it and confess all the love you hold for them? Would you make living in the present another chore?
We waste so much time working for our future selves, running, sweating, eating well, buying the best, driving around, and we seldom pay attention to the soul we need to feed that’s there within us in the present. We feed egos, negativity, fights. We make fun of the people who actually do live in their presents, because they believe it’s a gift. A gift that they can cherish for their whole lives because it’s a new gift everyday. We loathe the men and women who live only for themselves, because we never find the courage within ourselves to actually fight for our passions. We die each day by losing our gifts, our interests and our loves. Each day wasted is another 24 hours spent in sheer monotony of not recognizing the real person who lives within us.
You spend days wondering if you are making your loved ones happy, if you have done enough to make yourself content. Did you ever think that instead of working on that Excel sheet with the company reports, if you had just stepped outside in the rain and played a bit of football on Juhu beach with those beautiful children. Your soul craves for recognition and that’s the only way you will be happy. No amount of ego, selfishness and dishonesty will ever help you the day you are lying on your deathbed knowing you are closer to jumping off the final cliff. Save yourself, save your soul. It’s the only reason why distress signals are named thus.