In October 2016 my father died and since then I can’t stop thinking about how short our life on this planet is. He was sick and I knew that he would die soon, but I didn’t expect it to happen so quickly. He was only 67 years old.
This loss has left me with a mixed feeling of emptiness and solitude – a feeling that I’ve never experienced before. I feel like my connection with this world and this life is broken, lost. He’s gone somewhere and I’m not sure if I will be able to see him again.
So what now? What should I learn from this dramatic (but also natural) event of my life? One thought, for sure, makes me reflect more than others: “Sooner or later I’ll be dead as well”.
The time we live on this planet is limited, it goes fast and we should take advantage of it as much as we can. Otherwise life becomes empty and useless. Do you have a dream? Try to do everything to make it happen. You don’t have a dream or a passion? Find it, look for it, because it will give you a reason for living. You don’t how? It all starts with your mind.
Stop doing things you don’t like, especially if you are doing them every day. That would already be a good a start. There is always a different path you can take, don’t get trapped in rational thinking – it will just demotivate you.
Don’t worry, I’m still working on it too. I still have to make my dream come true and the reason why I’m writing this post is actually to remind myself about it rather than to motivate anyone else. I’m not a motivator and I don’t have anything to teach you. I’m just a person who has realised that if you do something with passion, you know why your life here and now is important.
The important thing is to start and the time is now.