It’s easy to forget our mortality.
You are going to die, and every day that goes by the probability that it’s your time comes closer. Considering the fragility of your life is not depressing or morbid to think about, but necessary to have a firm grasp on reality.
“No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.”-Euripides
There’s the cliche question, “If you were diagnosed with cancer, what would you do differently?” We can think of all the different things we would change about our lives if we found out that we had a short amount of time to live. Read these next words carefully and take them to heart,
We all have cancer.
The diagnosis for every single one of us is terminal. It should drive all of us to live our lives with intention and with purpose. Too often we live and act like we’re immortal. Death could be right around the corner, live in such a way that if you die, you will die with confidence in who you were.The consistent pondering of our mortality brings perspective into the way we live.
“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” -Mark Twain