Wasting Our Lives!
Around the corner I have a friend,
In this great city that has no end,
Yet the days go by and weeks rush on,
And before I know it, a year is gone.
And I never see my old friends face,
For life is a swift and terrible race,
He knows I like him just as well,
As in the days when I rang his bell.
And he rang mine but we were younger then,
And now we are busy, tired men.
Tired of playing a foolish game,
Tired of trying to make a name.
"Tomorrow" I say! "I will call on Jim
Just to show that I'm thinking of him."
But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes,
And distance between us grows and grows.
Around the corner, yet miles away,
"Here's a telegram sir," "Jim died today."
And that's what we get and deserve in the end
Around the corner, a vanished friend.
Remember to always say what you mean.
If you love someone, tell them.
Don't be afraid to express yourself.
Reach out and tell someone what they mean to you.
Because when you decide that it is the right time it might
be too late.
Seize the day. Never have regrets.
And most importantly, stay close to your friends
and family, for they have helped
Make you the person that you are today.
I got this in an email, but what if we were to substitute "Jim" with "Vaheguru" (God).
Everyday, what seems to be at an increasing rate people are so caught up in School/Work that they dont think about death.
Death is the only thing that is certain in life, and when we reach it we can pray to Vaheguru all we like but then its too late. Now is the time.
So from this day, why not start a meditation session? Depending on your free time why not add something to your daily prayers (Nitnem). This could be an extra Japji Sahib, or 30 minutes Simran - whatever you can do will benefit yourself.
The goal is Amrit, we should prepare for this everyday.
We never know when our time is up, so why waste what precious time we have?