There’s a Latin phrase- memento mori- which means “remember death” or “remember that you will die.”
It’s an idea you should keep in the back of your mind at all times. Because it will remind you what’s important.
It will make you really take a good hard look at your life and how you’re spending your time.
We all waste time.
Even the most disciplined, productive, modern day warriors do. So we all need a reminder occasionally. A check up from the neck up.
Focus on what matters.
Know that you will die.
Do the things you’ll be able to reflect upon proudly and happily when your final day comes.
The Vegas Disaster
59 human beings who had their opportunity to live in this beautiful world taken from them in an instant. That’s 59 families who didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to their loved ones.
In a way, I’ve found myself paralayzed since I saw the news.
What I know – whether we all want to admit it or not, is that in an hour, in a day, in a week, we’ll fully be back in the roller-coaster of our personal lives with our subjective ups and downs and getting lost in all that we have to do and deal with in our lives.
No matter how much this news shakes us out of ourselves and into a sense of deeper compassion for anyone involved in the tragic incident, we will find ourselves back to ‘normal’ soon.
So take at least ONE moment, right now.
Put your hand on your chest and feel your heart beating.