There’s a saying that goes “Life is too short, wear your passion and live your dream,” and then there’s other one from Tuesdays with Morrie, says “once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.” Those two inspiring thoughts tap me with doubting beliefs if we truly know how to live. Does wearing passion and living your dreams are enough to live a life without regrets? Do you ever imagine yourself dying without regrets? I myself, didn’t know how to actually live my life until one day, I almost hit by car while crossing the streets. I thought I was going to die and that was very scary because I don’t ever think that death would smack me that very moment. Then I realized how bad I live my life and I said God! That’s the first word that comes out to my mouth and my family was the first thing that comes to my mind. The feeling and experience of almost dying change my whole perspective in life. It made me into someone who’s more loving and compassionate to others and someone who believes in greater power up above.
I am not alone having those more likely the same kind of experience, for I know some of you probably come across with that kind of situations. And I heard someone who just passed away a month ago. I actually didn’t know the person personally; it was a friend of mine who narrate me his life story. It was about a successful guy, mid forties, who’s in peak of his life, got everything, wealth, fame and power. He felt he was totally in control of the whole thing, until he was diagnose with stage four lung cancer. That moment then he said he learns how to live for he learn how to die. He interpret the true meaning of passion, the passion on loving and serving others, the passion on helping and understanding people’s feeling and most importantly the passion of being grateful to God and acknowledged His blessings and talent he gives to everyone of us for we owe everything to Him. It was a very sad story, yet inspiring for he learns the true meaning of passion. Sometimes we learn the hard ways, but the good thing is we often end up learning to do what is good and what is right. Although there are those times when it’s too late for others to amend and too late to do what is best. So this kind of story reminds us that Life is short, wear the passion of love and live our dream.