…makes you feel alive.
So many people are afraid of Death.
And at that the same time they don’t realize
that they are already dead before they die.
Often it scares the sh*t out of people when I tell
them “Death is one of my best friends.”
But I literally mean it this way – and I not only
mean it this way, I experienced it – in my own
life and by witnessing the lives of others.
I had people sitting in front of me, diagnosed with
a terminal illness telling me “You know what, Sophia,
I am so grateful for this illness – it helped me to remember
how precious life is.”
I never understood – and I never will – why people need
such strong wake-up calls.
Why we just don’t enjoy our lives – why we just not celebrate
life on a daily basis?
I think it’s a cultural thing…the standards we are taught to live by.
But for today I won’t go down this road.
I will come back to my dearest friend Death.
He was there for me in my darkest hours – and isn’t it
what a good friend is for?
No, I never have been suicidal – even when feeling very down
So yes, my very good friend death was there for me to help me
through, to brighten my days, to remind me of the amazing gift
You wanna know how my dearest friend did it?
Ok…I will tell you:
Like with any other good friend, what do you do when you need him?
You call – right?
You say…please I need you, come over…
And this is exactly what I did with my dearest friend Death.
I called him, I invited him, sat down on my couch with him.
Looked him deep into his eyes and asked
“Please, dearest friend, remind me of life.”
And his advice has been plus minus always the same:
“Sophia, if you would know for sure that you would only
have one week – one month – one year to live…what would be your perspective on the situation you are facing right now?”
And you know what – all the problems dissolved,
better to say the meaning I gave to these problems dissolved
And what remained? The pure essence that life is an amazing gift.
That yes, we encounter challenges and hardship – but they are all temporary.
What remains is that “all is well”.
Yes, all is well at any moment in time.
May you all stay blessed, happy and healthy.
Basically, I love life and I love people. And I always knew it, deep inside my heart, that life is meant to be lived in a unique way. Looking back at 30 years of my professional life as an osteopath/naturopath as well as a coach/consultant, I truly can say “It works!” I saw thousands and thousands of people changing their lives, redesigning it. And you can do the same. Because your life matters, make it a unique piece of art. May you all be blessed, happy and healthy.