Think of the life you have lived until now as over and, as a dead man, see what’s left as a bonus and live it according to Nature. Love the hand that fate deals you and play it as your own, for what could be more fitting?”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 7.56-57
Because of the perspective and clarity we receive from the practice.
If you had a week to live, what would you change? What about if you died, then were resuscitated… what would be different? How would you live differently?
Denying death unplugs us from the business of living life.
Embracing our own death, as well as the deaths of those we know and love keeps our minds focusing on what really matters.
May we all have the fortitude needed to play the cards we’ve been dealt… every day.
(See y’all tomorrow)