Most think they can get away with keeping things the same. The only problem is, nothing ever stays the same. We are constantly changing.
Very soon, much sooner than you’re comfortable with, you will have a life-altering day. You’ll be diagnosed, have an accident, or receive some terrible news that will greatly affect your life in every way possible, or greatly shorten your days. It’s going to happen, and soon.
When faced with this, the immediate reaction (besides the steps of grief) is “I should have done more with my time before today”.
Do don’t let that be you. One way to do this is to meditate on your own impermanence. Those of you who’ve read me for a while know this as a recurring theme, and it can help live a full life. Hold death close, as it is the ultimate reality that mirrors life. We do not see it, but it is there.
One other realization: “99 percent of everything I thought was important was absolute shit”. The premise of being alive forever is written into our lives so much that is keeps us from living. As soon as we dispense with the notion, we are able to live.
You’re going to die, just as you already have been born.
(Something about man has two lives, the second one begins as soon as he realizes he only has one)