A few years back, I went to visit my friend at his work place, there in a single huge room painted blue and green with fancy furniture, my eyes met with a Mac iPad laid neatly on the table along side an iPhone, in a simple pair of shorts and a vague t-shirt… still, his life was nothing like mine. I was struggling struggling at the time, my phone alone was this huge fake Samsung note 1 that i was very much fade up of, and having to buy a new battery every other month literally gave my heart cramps😭 not to mention the part where I got to charge every other hour, cmon phone🙄 it sucked just my life. This is not so much about the materials, but why does someone have two expensive gadgets and am toiling to get one to work even appropriately?
I got an invite for lunch specifically because this friend of mine used to work at my uncle’s I.T company and each time my dad went over he would pay for all the workers lunch (thanks dad for your generosity) because when siraj tried to return a favor, he said something that made me look at life completely differently. It was later when he was pushing me to get a boda to ride me back into my miserable life that he said little words that have had a big impact on my life ever since. In a very casual, light spirited manner, he said to me,
“heaven is here, heaven is now”
Before we get to the promised heaven, now is the only heaven that we know of! He added this a few years later when I called to thank him for the inspiration, although not so much intended😂, who cares though I never took him seriously because honestly, my life then🤔 I can’t say it was hell but it was close, I guess am not ready to share the tradegy that my family and I were going through now, perhaps someday I will gather up enough courage to tell that story. But for him to say “heaven is now.. ” came off as the biggest lie ever told to me in the history of all lies.
I smiled, sighed and walked off! But the beauty and authenticity of what had just been told to me never left my mind, I remember thinking about it alot days after until there was this strong urge in me to make my life a heaven. Honestly, I repeated the same line in my head over and over. I started to believe it. And now I live in a better home, I work at a better place, I have a better phone😂, I am in a better space all together… happier, healthier, and stronger minded.
Your life doesn’t change when you get a man, or job or promotion…. Your life changes when you change your perspective. You see, life is what you make of it.. more like a reflection, you smile at it, it smiles back at you, give and it gives back to you! You think it’s lame, it proves you right! you think it’s heaven, it will give you a million reasons to validate that thought.