Death is an interesting subject. In the back of our minds we all know that one day we will die, as well as all of our loved ones.
We go through our days subconsciously trying to avoid death, by buckling our seatbelt, driving safely (hopefully while not texting), eating healthier foods, exercising, etc.
Yet most of us prefer to keep the idea of death within the subconscious versus bringing it to the surface of our focus and confronting it directly.
By thinking about death, you can reawaken your life for the better.
Cultivating a keen awareness of death creates a pathway in your mind to a whole new world. This world is filled with authentic gratitude for each and every moment within the present.
It enables you to bring to light and freely accept the hard truth that you never know when it will be your last time seeing someone you love or doing something you enjoy.
We’ve all heard the saying that you should live everyday like it’s your last, but it’s definitely easier said than done. And the majority of people who say it most likely don’t wholeheartedly practice what they preach.
F the BS: It’s time to call death out so that you can live everyday like it’s your last
You must repeatedly make the effort to bring death to your attention. Use the power of reflection and negative visualization (for a refresher reread the post on negative visualization) to sit with the Grim Reaper himself and allow yourself to become more comfortable with the idea of talking about it on a conscious level.
Through consistent repetition, you begin to create new tracts of thoughts and outlooks on life within the mind, all pertaining to death.
This leads to eventually becoming a subconscious task throughout each day, that ultimately empowers you to extract the absolute most out of life.
So I’ll leave you with this thought…
Fast forward to an older version of yourself who is lying on their deathbed. Try to envision what it would potentially feel like to be in that very moment, contemplating about the life that you lived.
Now come back to the present.
Ask yourself this question: On my deathbed, do I want to be able to look back at my life and smile and be truly happy and appreciative of the decisions that I made, the memories and experiences I lived through as well as the lives that I touched?
If the answer to that question is yes, then in this very moment it’s time to take control and implement these teachings.
The people in your life right now will NOT be here forever. Develop the awareness necessary to live in the present moment and to never take anyone or anything for granted. You do NOT want to have regrets.
Think about death often and without fear and watch as every part of your existence rises to a higher sense of gratitude, purpose and emotion.
“Live in the present and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.” – Ida Scott Taylor