27 Feb Tuesday’s With Morrie
There are some books on this planet that do something to you that somehow awaken you and leave a profound affect on you. Tuesday’s with Morrie by Mitch Albom is one of them. Such an inspirational story filled with wisdom that allows you to think about many things about your life. Things that you may have never really sat down and given time to reflect on. Morrie was a professor that taught his students philosophies about life. No text books and no exams. He was diagnosed with a degenerative disease that would eat his muscles until he could do no more and eventually die. Mitch was one of his protégé students and they re connected when he saw his name read out on a show. From then on Mitch and Morrie would met on a Tuesday for a class where Mitch would learn more about life with Morrie as he watched his demise from this crippling disease.
It is amazing how when faced with mortality that one gets in touch with the true meaning of life and how to live it. Mitch was living in the fast lane so to speak. But his Tuesdays with Morrie proved to be the most beneficial and life changing times of his life. This book allows us to reflect on one’s own journey and to come to understand what is truly important and what we could possibly be taking for granted, even when we don’t realise it. Morrie spoke of emotions, culture, marriage, family and life itself. All of what was said struck a cord for when you think about it, makes perfect sense. “We think we don’t deserve love, we think if we let it in we become too soft. But a wise man named Levine said it right. ” Love is the only rational act.”
” Love wins, it always wins”.
As we lead hectic busy lives we put emphasis on things we think that are important but in actual fact they are not the things that bring true happiness. The bigger house, the faster car, the big promotion. Yet it never equates happiness. “We put value in the wrong things and it leads to very disillusioned lives”. It can be very confronting to realise that this is the way we have been living. But it is never too late to reassess and re arrange your life. Morrie gave some hard truths to Mitch. He spoke of forgiveness of others and importantly ones self. things that you wanted to do but didn’t and all the things you did that maybe shouldn’t. Mitch was very lucky to have a man like that in his life. Maybe not all get to have a person like that in their lives. Where it takes the dying to show us how to really live.
Every moment for Mitch was sacred as he saw his professor die. He his spoke to him at every grave visit. ” Death ends a life not a relationship . All the love you have created is still there all the memories are still there.”
There is a huge lesson and wisdom to gain from this amazing book.