A few months ago, after reading ‘The Power of Now’, I had accepted the fact that death is inevitable and that eventually, we will all suffer the same fate. However, when death actually snatches your loved one away, coming to terms with it is far more difficult than reading or writing about it is. Death is far too cruel.
It has taken two weeks to sink in that my dad is no more, and naturally, the pain is too much to bear. At such times, negativity can overpower one, and if you are someone who overthinks (like me), it can all get too much to handle. What eases the pain is faith – faith in God, a higher power, the Universe, your work or even yourself. Believe in something so much that it will help you get through this situation.
Yesterday I was wondering what the meaning of life is, if we are all going to die in the end. Then God spoke to me, “Everyone will die, but what matters is how you live. Ease the pain of those who suffer and make a difference in the world, no matter how small, for that truly is a life well lived. Serve others and you will serve me.”
I then thought about Jesus, how he knew God’s plans for him, he knew that he would be betrayed and crucified, but that did not stop him from going out into the world, spreading God’s word and healing the sick.
I owe it to my dad for strengthening my faith in God. He strongly believed in the power of prayer and in the guidance of the Holy Spirit, constantly encouraging us to have faith in God’s plans, for they are bigger than our own. He was a good samaritan who helped people all his life, in his professional capacity as well as through his charitable outreach, and he did it all for the greater glory of God. All I can do now is to carry on his good works, and spread love, hope and kindness all around.
I feel at peace knowing that God is with me, holding me tight each time I cry. I can feel my dad’s presence beside me, hugging me, wiping my tears and telling me that everything is going to be okay. I love you, dad. May your precious soul rest in peace. Farewell, till we meet again.
To all those going through the pain of losing a loved one, hang in there. Do not let fear or sadness get to you, for you are not alone. Do not bottle up your feelings – speak to family and friends who are going through the same sadness, write letters to the one who is no more, sing, dance – do whatever it takes to heal yourself. Make sure you stay happy, because that is what your loved one would have wanted.
Thank you for reading! Stay blessed!