Can Death Become Your Ally?

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June 7, 2012

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Can Death Become Your Ally?

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart

– Steve Jobs –

Can Death Become Your Ally?

“Death is an important ally for appreciating life. I am not referring to a morbid preoccupation with death. Rather, I mean the felt awareness of our finitude as physical beings — an honest recognition of the short time we have to love and to learn on this earth. The knowledge that our bodies will inevitably die burns through our attachments to the dignified madness of our socially constructed existence…An awareness of death forces us to confront the purpose and meaning of our existence, here and now.” In this thoughtful article author and educator Duane Elgin shares more. { read more }

Be The Change

Does your own perspective and understanding of death enrich the way you live your life?

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