We are born and come to know the truth of our limited time here. Yet we act surprised when the end presents itself to us or those we love. We could say this is due to our capacity to not want to face the fact or be more aware of our “timestamped existence.”
An awareness of death enables us to live each day each moment – filled with appreciation for the unique opportunity we have to create something of our time on earth. I believe that in order to enjoy true happiness, we should live each moment as if it were our last. Today will never return. We may speak of the past or of the future, but the only reality we have is that of this present instant. And confronting the reality of death actually enables us to bring unlimited creativity, courage and joy into each instant of our lives.
Peace and Love, Jim