Saturday, December 22, 2007

Affairs of the Heart

We all know that death comes to visit us sooner or later. We try not to think about it except when talking to an insurance salesperson as if it will push death into the later category. That is why death usually takes us by surprise and we are not ready for it.

Death needs to be simply accepted as much as we accept life. One does not exist without the other. Unfortunately many people don't prepare for their own death and put off things which need to be taken care of before it arrives.

By this I mean affairs of the heart. Those issues that deal with ourselves or involving others that need to be resolved or healed before death makes it impossible.

It is death that brings into focus our present moments where we can savour and enjoy what makes life such a gift provided that we are awake to it.

We should always strive to take care of the affairs of heart now rather than later as later may not come.

Your thoughts?

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Princess Haiku said...

This is so true, Peter. I have been ill for weeks with a new strain of virus spreading around and started thinking of my mortality. (No worry about that now though as I am finally getting better.) I would like to heal some broken relationships in my life but closer access inevitably means abuse. Very sad. Sometimes there is no resolution but acceptance of sorrow.

Peter Haslam said...

Sad but true princess haiku glad you are getting better :)

Anonymous said...

Excellent post Peter. You can be sure that our wills are done through a great attorney, power of attorney's and burials are all taken care of. This is just something that one should not leave for others to do. Excellent. I'm hoping I have many years before I need to do any of this, but it's done none-the-less. Have a great day. :)

Peter Haslam said...

well said Sandee

Jeremy Jacobs said...

So I should sort that Jewish Princess out once and for all then!

Peter Haslam said...

if need be jeremy :)