No More

When there is no more and the quiet replaces the noise of living, what is, or was the essence of life?

Did all the arguments and hatred really have a place in our life?  All the worrying, stress, and struggling. Was it necessary?

The quiet of death speaks loudly to the living, but will we listen and pay attention to the message for more than a few minutes?

The lessons of life are all around, urging us to love deeply, be happy, laugh, and feel more joy and kindness toward ourselves and others. We hear whispering in our ear to live our best life, and sadly, we think we are.

All our earthly goods, and who our egos say we are, mean nothing. In the quiet thought of when there is no more, the true essence of our life will be found.