Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encounte...red to help me make the big choices in life.
everything--all external expectations, all pride, all fear of
embarrassment or failure--these things just fall away in the face of
death, leaving only what is truly important.
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.
No one wants to die. Even
people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet,
death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it, and
that is how it should be, because death is very likely the single best
invention of life. It's life's change agent. It clears out the old to
make way for the new.