Not for the overly sensitive ones.
For the remaining curious minds out there; yes, this is going to be based on my experiences and nobody else’s. Now, see the point of writing pieces like these is because of two major reasons to share and to inform. Now there have been quite a few times that I have experienced this and NO, I am not proud of it. Come to think of it now, I am petrified of those moments. But, these moments have been a great teacher to me in ways that are inexplicable. The thing with near death experiences is that you don’t know when and where it’s going to hit you. No matter how careful you become, sometimes you slip off but this does not give you the right to be careless. Being careful is what we can control, so we should.
Now, here’s what I have learned and realized (might be a bit spiritual). Imagine your life in the smallest measurement of time, imagined it? Good. To my understanding life is just 0.00001% of what you just thought of it. Now, we have come across this Steve Jobs quotes, haven’t we?
Well, I concur with this. I believe that you should work, think, act as if you don’t have another day because like I stated life is much shorter than you think it is. Back to the lessons, during that teeny tiny moment you find yourself to be calm, terrified, at peace with yourself, battling against time, well, on a rollercoaster of emotions (the flashing of life before one’s eyes; I cannot vouch for it) but the ones I have stated has happened to me. In those moments, you realize the true essence of life and at the same time, you realize how less you have done and how much could have been done. So many things go through your mind in that moment that even you are amazed. My experience has taught me the value of time like no other experiences. Take it from me, life really is short and the energy you have to do something will exhaust as quickly as it takes for you to blow the candle out. Use it to the most. Use it in every way that you can. If you are doing your bit then you will inspire others even without your knowledge.
God forbid these experiences to anyone out there but if you have been through one or two of these, critically analyze self as the “before you” and “after you” might vary and if you remain the same well you have just let yourself down without utilizing the knowledge that you have realized. The point is, I am here to tell you that me, you, we all need to be more “time conscious”. Make the most out of it. Take time as a lemon and squeeze it as much as you can. Amidst of all these thoughts coming in my mind, a Gary Vaynerchuk quote popped up.
Like I said, just because these things teach you don’t and you shouldn’t go through these intentionally. Learning from others saves you a whole lot of everything. By now, you already know that it’s the value of time that I have learned the most and we need to understand it one way or another. Because, see, it is so easy to make yourself invisible but it is that much hard to reverse it and if we don’t put in the needed effort it takes the world a blink of eye to forget about you; punch the time so hard and own it, make it on your side. As Eric Thomas rightfully says,
If you have been objecting to every word above then it’s alright. We all are afraid of what we don’t know and to those who have been through what I have been through and are still objecting well the truth is what it is which is why nobody likes it and that is fine too.
Sharing these experiences was a good idea or not, I don’t know; you be the judge of it. No matter how horrific it might sound; in a way, there is a beauty in near death experiences.
Until next time, I bid you farewell my friend.
Written By Sagar, The Octopi