Why it’s important to remind yourself about your mortality
Such an anxious thing to think about.
Even though we see it in movies, hear about it in the news, and may even know someone who died.
Death is something we try not to think about.
But it’s something we should think about more often. I love bringing up death because I want to remind you of your one shot at life and to not waste it.
Earlier today I was reviewing some philosophical ideas about death and came upon some interesting thoughts.
I was reading in one essay that death brings out the ‘real’ you.
The first time I read it, I was ‘meh.’
But when I started meditating on my death and the fact that I could die at any moment. I started to ask myself why I was wasting my time doing things I didn’t like.
Or why I was wasting time caring about what other people think of me.
When I concentrated on the idea of me dying, the ‘real’ Bulcha started emerging.
I felt this urge to do what I want in life.
I felt this urge to create inspirational videos with comedic skits.
I felt this urge to work on creative projects.
My life started to have clarity.
Yet, this only happened when I thought about my life ending.
When you have 5 minutes today, I want you to think about your death. Think about the last moments of your life, where you are alive one second then dead the next. Seriously, think about it.
Not going to lie.
It’s not easy.
It might be uncomfortable, anxious, or scary. But stick with it. Sit down and go through those emotions.
And you might be able to feel the ‘real’ you come up.
In that process, you might get more clarity on what you want to do, who you want to be, and most importantly, who you want to become.
Unlike all the years of trying to figure out your life by thinking or listening to what others say. Death will give you in hours, if not in minutes,
Like Seneca, the great Roman Stoic philosopher, said about 2000 years ago, ‘when you know how to die, then you’ll know how to live.’
So meditate on your death and discover where your true life path is.
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