I’ve been taking a different outlook on life recently… you know those moments of clarity I get sometimes? Well here’s another one so get ready!
You are going to die.
People don’t like being told that. I do. Why? Because it’s a game changer.
Imagine waking up every morning and being reminded of that one sentence. You are going to die. Could be today, tomorrow, in three weeks, three years, a decade, or way off in the future. But it WILL happen.
How would your life change? Would it kick start your mindset into thinking about your life, and making the most of it? What would you change if you remembered often you could die at any moment? You would want to make the most out of every single moment of being alive. Of living, breathing, of being on this beautiful planet.
How would you want to be remembered?
I say this to you not to scare you, but for me, it opens up my way of thinking into something so much bigger than my own life. it takes me out of the daily grind, into something higher. It makes me realise whats important.
Does it really matter that much if you’re stuck in traffic for a while? Does it really matter if you forgot to clean the sink one week? Do all the small things that we worry about on a daily basis really contribute to anything meaningful for us? No. What matters are how we can change the world in the small amount of precious time we have in it.
What matters is making a difference in any way we can. Challenging the social norms and rules that have been created which limits our society. Being Kind. Smiling at strangers in the street. Saying hello or starting up a conversation with someone you’ve never met, just to make their day a little bit brighter. Dancing with friends at a wedding. Spending time with family.
Service. Helping humanity. Volunteering. Giving to something bigger than you own ego.
That’s how you can feel satisfied and content with your life. Knowing we will die is a blessing, because it forces us to be present. To realise our own mortality, get off our butts from the TV and makes us want to go out and really live. To not judge others. To realise that family, and friends, and the attitude we bring to life every day affects everyone around us and impacts whoever we come into contact with.
Imagine how great life would be if everyone was more open, smiled at you and greeted you out of sheer kindness. How if we all did just that little bit more the world could be healed. It makes me want to shout from the rooftops to everyone dear to me how much I love them, how I treasure each and every person who has come into my life, and stayed in my life. How my friends and family mean everything to me. How I should tell them everyday how much a value them.
You come into this life with no clothes on your back, no pennies to your name, with purity, and truth, and love. That’s how I want to leave it. I want to leave behind love in peoples hearts having hopefully made them feel valued and important.
Life is for living. I want to live it.
You will die.
So how are you going to make the most of it?