This subject has been on my mind a lot lately. Mainly because about 6 months ago I was told that I didn’t have much of a chance of survival, and yet through miracles and brilliant doctors I’m here writing this blog post for you today. Having had to face my own mortality… this subject has weighed heavily on my mind…
Recently an older woman I knew passed away. We saw life very differently but through attending her funeral I learnt many amazing things about her, and also understood why we disagreed on a few things. I wondered that if I had taken a little more time in trying to understand her that I would have discovered how we could see each other a little better in this life.
Today I learned of another person’s death. Someone who my family has grown to care deeply about. It is a blow.
The only thing I can think about is a quote I heard today – that I heard before I learned of the death. It was something said in response of a question about Anthony Bourdain:
“Every death is here to teach us how to live better” – Oprah Winfrey
No matter who it is that passes away, this one quote is true. When we reflect on those around us who has passed, and we think of how they lived (or suffered) and/or the way they died… we can learn something from it, and help it add to our perception, and goals in our own lives.