Hows you all? The weekend was healing for me...I needed that. Saturday we were busy with lunch guests (16 of them). Sunday I went to my uncle's bday party - a wonderful family gathering. He's the one who was very ill last year (read my last post about him at Hello Yesterday). Miraculously he has fully recovered from his stroke and is at home now (although he's immobile due to a bedsore in his right leg). The way he was, and the way he is right now...it's a huge change. Although it happens to all beings (sickness, aging, being physically dependent on others etc), it's so very heart-breaking to see that happening to someone you knew all your life. It puts everything into perspective. It opens your eyes and heart, it makes you realise the fragility of this body...and it makes you realise that your mind is the only thing that can wander about without any aid, til the end of your life. The mind...the soul...is what makes a person keep going. I read that the body is a structure made of cells who's purpose is to keep the mind and soul on Earth. Isn't that so true? Anyways the body may stop functioning but the soul remains in tact. The body plays a big part yes, but it doesn't always give you character nor independent mobility...think about it. Some day the body (or parts of the body) may stop being your strength. But your soul will never get handicapped...even if you go insane...it just doesn't stop. The body deteriorates and may depend on a wheelchair one day, but the soul roams freely and with no aids required at all. That's why we need to guard our souls and control them before they go wild and out of character. Your body may give up on you...but YOU have total control over your soul. So don't give up on your soul like how your body may give up on you. Protect your soul, nurture it, and grow it. Exercise your soul with love and compassion...feed your soul with good thoughts, words and deeds. Cos that's the only thing you can really call your's and have as your only companion some day...and that's the only thing you really have any control over.
My uncle portrays alot of strength and courage. It all comes from his well-developed soul. He didn't let the demise of his body affect his soul. You may be the richest..you may be the most beautiful...you may be the most educated...you may be the toughest...but nothing is as great as having a great, well-managed spirit, mind and soul. That's the greatest asset one can have. And that's an asset no one can steal from you. You may have to leave everything behind some day...your body may get weary and old some day...you may lose your all...but nothing is worse than having an untaught soul.
Happy Week ahead guys! This song is for you...cos you guys stick with me no matter what and take me 'home' somehow. THANKS for all the support in the last post and always!
Current Music: Won't Go Home Without You by Maroon 5