The Power in Immateriality – In Memory of my Father


We live in a material world, or at least need materials to facilitate our lives. Evidently materialism has its place. However, the source of materiality takes the superior position if compared to the latter. All things regardless of their nature and magnitude are rooted in immateriality, aka the invisible: and to be more specific, consciousness. To divert slightly, invisibility is the source of visibility. And sometimes, if not most, the invisible nuggets we possess are more powerful and impactful than our “visibles.”

Why am I sharing this?

Well, today is 28 years since my biological father decided to leave his body. At a very tender age, I looked at his lifeless body and felt my heart melt in tears by the burning, unending and determined pain. I was heart broken. I was confused, disappointed and afraid. I hadn’t known him long enough. I didn’t know how I was to remember him. I didn’t know what he had left for me, that I would hold onto to keep him alive in my mind, and especially in my heart. I moaned his death for years.

But today, I understand that the immaterial wealth our parents leave in us, is more important than the material they give us. I know that even if he had left for me the most expensive car on earth, it would not hold the same value, today. I have also learnt that values, skills, knowledge and wisdom, are some of the most valuable invisible nuggets that have the power to endlessly create visible things… materialism.

No material thing survives time. Time consumes everything. So, today, I sit in gratitude and honor of my father, because of the wisdom he gave me–wisdom that has stood the test of time. I remember he told me that money is important but it doesn’t buy love; forgiveness is a pathway to peace: and trusting other human beings is overrated. As I get older, these nuggets of wisdom are great additions to my personal values. They possess the potential for unlimited materialism, or wealth, in different forms. Most importantly, although I miss my father very much, what he left in me, keeps him alive in my heart. And although he is no longer visibly available for me to see, he is always alive in my mind, in my heart and in my life. He is always here with me in my very DNA: the DNA he gave me when he fathered me. And I will forever be grateful for what he left in me.

What is in this Story for you?

Below are a few of the takeaways.

  1. True wealth is rooted in the invisible world. What you have, is who you are.
  2. The most precious gifts in life, are invisible nuggets such as wisdom, knowledge, skills and personal values.
  3. Just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean it is not there.
  4. Gratitude is like a sun: it brings warmth and light in times of sadness and darkness.
  5. We don’t die: we only leave our bodies. 🙂

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