Day 256 – Learning till the end

I am trying to think of something to write. My brain isn’t working anymore. I am definitely not an evening person. Especially after a long day of work. Yesterday was a long day, but pretty energizing. Today was another long day, but pretty draining.

A wise man told me today: “we will be learning our whole lives. The last thing we will learn is how to die.”

I ponder those words. The lesson I get from it is that life isn’t always fun. We will have to go through stages in life that are difficult and hard. Yet, learning will be part of life. We don’t have a choice. Maybe it’s those moments when we feel bad, tired and beaten up that are the most important. They stretch us. Challenge us. Bring out our unpolished personalities. Nothing to hide.

And I guess we have a choice. Do we learn? Or do we close our hearts and minds?

As I am writing this I am listening to a book. It’s called ‘never sleeping again’. A title I didn’t understand. Until the last chapter. One of the characters who was the mentor throughout the story, slips and dies. The words resonate in my ears. “This isn’t sleeping, this never sleeping again.”

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