A New Beginning Because of a Life That Has Passed...
Sunday, February 28, 2010
As most of you know we attended the services for my Sister In Law this weekend. It was very moving and very sad but I came away from this with a renewed feeling about death. As I was sitting at the services and listening to the beautiful music that Barb had chosen for her services and listening to the tributes from people that had been touched by her life I realized so much. I realized that when one really "LIVES" their life with positive energy and a true appreciation for every single thing that touches their life like Barb did then dying is not the end but the start of life for those who you leave behind. If everyone can see through the grief and realize that the beautiful way she lived her life touched us in such a positive and loving manner will forever change our lives. Her positive attitude and her non judgemental way of living lives on to immortalize her in all the people whose lives were touched by hers.
~As in the words of Albert Pike~
"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
Only those who live self absorbed in their selfish little world will not see the beauty that this lady left behind. I feel so lucky to have had such a lady in my life and I feel that life will be different for me in many ways. When I leave this world I want to bring to the people that I leave behind a legacy of joy, a sense of satisfaction and hopefully an understanding of living life to its fullest as being much more important then worrying about my life coming to an end. Her life might have been taken from the world earlier then most but all that she accomplished while alive is more then most people could do if they lived a thousand years.
Living life as expressed by Martha Beck is the way Barb lived by listening to her heart, we all need to learn this beautiful way of living as well ...
"Your body is free but your heart is in prison. To release your heart, you simply reverse the process which locked it up. First you begin to listen for messages from your heart—messages you may have been ignoring since childhood. Next you must take the daring, risky step of expressing your heart in the outside world. . . . As you learn to live by heart, every choice you make will become another way of telling your story. . . . It is the way you were meant to exist. If you stop to listen, you will realize that your heart has been telling you so all along."
Thank you Barb for teaching us to listen to our hearts!