“Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.
Almost 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.
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.
But it was yesterday, when a gorgeous girlfriend of mine Gem, emailed me a link that I was so inspired by again. It was some humbling advice by a man called Denis Wright who is dying for an incurable brain tumour. He shares this journey on his blog but it was this little snippet of life lessons he shared once he knew his time was limited that brought me to tears on the spot.
The lesson I take from all of this is to just live your life. Live it hard. Live it authentically. Live it with happiness. Live it with Love. Live it through giving, by engaging and when your day does come and you have to leave the earth, make sure there are no regrets and you left everything on the table.
Carpe Diem my beautiful readers xx