After more than twelve years, a dog´s life has finally come to an end. Diagnosing lymph gland cancer just last week, our Doberman girlie was suffering increasingly from day-to-day. It´s been a hard decision taking her to the pet vet yesterday morning, putting her to sleep. In the end, she felt no more pain and was fading into “Dogs Heaven” in the arms of my wife, who bought her when she was puppy. What remains are memories….
So what got this story to do with me and you or everyone? LIFE IS SHORT – MAKE THE BEST OUT OF IT!
It might be only the end of a dog´s life, but a dog is a living creature as we are. It doesn´t count if you have lived twelve, 13, 50 or 80 years – when it´s over, it´s over. I don´t think that time as such exists, neither past or future, only the “NOW” – time is only an instrument of measurement. Moments like these are a reminder to me how precious life is. It´s showing me also not to hang on to the past and not to rely on to the future – only to what is happening NOW. Every single moment is NOW – I don´t want to do things when I´m old and grey, I want to do them ” In the NOW”. NOW is the time, the moment, the blink of an eye, what counts, to live the life you want to live and what you like to do, not what you have done yesterday and what you will do tomorrow – NOW. How to accomplish that you may ask?! For me, it´s awareness and consciousness! When has it been for the last time you have heard yourself breathing? When has it been for the last time you were lying in the grass and watched the clouds moving by? When has it been for the last time when you were eating toast bread that you consciously noticed you were eating toast bread and not cardboard? Be aware of what you are doing and do it consciously, each and every moment, because in one moment, it could be the last. It´s been some sort of wake-up call for me – again….