Thursday, September 17, 2009

Time is fleeting...

This morning a friend called me and informed me about his younger brother who died in his sleep last night. Apparently, he passed away after suffering a heart attack. It was shocking because this young man (aged 40) had no apparent health problems and always seemed full of life.

When i mentioned this to my friend he said "There is no certainty about life. It is here today and gone the next moment. What matters most is how we live our life. It is important that we make the most of our time while still alive." My friend's words set me thinking.

This was another powerful reminder from God, I thought. We have several faculties and senses. We need to introspect on how we are using them. What are we seeing, hearing, eating, thinking, doing etc.? Are we making the right use of our faculties? Are we making the best use of our time? Are we doing good to others? Or are we wasting our time doing useless things? Gossiping? Planning on things which have no bearing to what we need to be doing. Activities which can in no way help us progress or evolve?

Make the best use of your time. Every time you catch yourself doing useless things, stop. Remind yourself that time is fleeting. Wake up before it is too late.

6 comments:

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

It is sad to know the sudden demise of Good People. My condolences to the concerned family.

Yes, This is the lesson we need to learn from such shocking incidents.

Anonymous said...

Life is short..Time is fleeting.We need to set aside sometime everyday to carry out our dreams and ambitions.
'What I do today is important as I am exchanging a day of my life for it'

Tyaagi

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Indeed Sir! Life is too short a realm and I hope mine is enriched with peace and happiness above all else, with a prayer that I too pass away without the slightest of difficulty and dependency on another!

Being Pramoda... said...

Its soo sad abt him..

YEah..enjoy th elife to its fullest..u never know which is ur last moment ..:) and its the beauty of life..:)

manivannan said...

I'm sorry abt the irreplaceable loss...May his soul rest in peace.

When I was in my college my drawing master expired suddenly. He was in his thirties. We use to enjoy his classes immensely, and like him very much. His death was very shocking, and disturbing. AT that time, my HOD, a man of wisdom, shared with us the same thoughts like u. Life is very short.

I pray for God's Grace that we'd live our life in a useful way.

Amritbir Kaur said...

A nice reminder of leading a fruitful life so that we can leave footprints on the sands of time...and not simply drag our feet and make a mess out of our lives.
Thanks for sharing.