The fact that our lives are finite and uncertain is something most of us acknowledge, but we rarely consider the implications.
For instance, have you ever thought about how much time you have left to do everything you want in life, what you’d immediately regret if you found out you were going to die tomorrow, or if you are truly living your life the right way?
These quotes present an approach to facing the inevitable facts of growing older, getting sick, and dying.
These tough realities are not given much attention by many people until midlife, when they become harder to avoid.
This Kind Of Immediacy Radically Changes Our View Of The World And Forces Us To Examine Our Priorities…
Through the powerful combination of contemplation of death and mindfulness practice, we can change how we relate to death, enhance our appreciation of everyday life, and use our developing acceptance of our own vulnerability as a basis for opening to others.
On his deathbed, Socrates exhorted his followers to practice dying as the highest form of wisdom.
Most of us go to extraordinary lengths to ignore, laugh off, or deny the fact that we are going to die, but preparing for death is one of the most rational and rewarding acts of a lifetime.
It is an exercise that gives us the opportunity to deal with unfinished business and enter into a new and vibrant relationship with life.