Why You Should Mediate On your Own Mortality

Why meditating on your own mortality gives you drive and your life meaning. With quotes from Marcus Aurelius

Recently I was having trouble, I was unmotivated unfocused anxious and just generally a mess. I was not sleeping all night and then sleeping the whole next day. Nothing was getting done, and I had some tight deadlines coming up. I was in significant trouble, and then it hit me like a bolt from the sky.

I am going to die, and my life is finite and ever fleeting. Why am I sitting here losing countless hours in trivial pursuits that are virtually useless? A digital opiate if you will, now don’t misunderstand me I am not saying technology is bad at all I am saying is it can be misused. I was abusing it. So I sat there, and I thought about how much time I have on this earth and how this is the only shot I am going to get. I sat back and decided I was going to stop wasting the time I was given, get my ass up and contribute something.

This is what I urge you to do, get up every morning and think about your life think about what you have accomplished and who you are. Imagine if this is enough if you have lived up to your potential keeping in mind you could die at any time. There are no guarantees in life, only death, and taxes as they say. Do not waste the precious time you have. GET UP AND DO SOMETHING!!!!! You want to start a business, start a business. Been looking longingly at a girl for the past month and your too scared to ever talk to her, TALK TO HER. You can die at any time. Everything can be brought crashing down so make the most of the time you have. Shoot for the stars, start that business you have always dreamed of running. Work your ass off for that vacation to the Bahamas you have been dreaming about since you were 10. Make a difference in the world.

Now I am not telling you do blow your life savings on hookers and cocaine far from it. That would be a massive waste, realize that life is fleeting and make the most of it. I know you can do it. I’m going to leave you with a quote from Marcus Aurelius who was brought out of retirement to save the Roman empire three times, he was given emergency power and was unstoppable. He had unlimited power at the helm of one of the most powerful empires the world had ever seen. Most of you know the saying power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, and for much of history, this has been true. Not so with Marcus Aurelius and many attribute this to his practices which are written down in the meditations of Marcus Aurelius (Highly recommend it). This is what he says ” When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” Take the gift you have been given. Go out and do something in the world, because it may be the last thing you ever do.

2 thoughts on “Why You Should Mediate On your Own Mortality”

    1. Hey John,

      I’m glad it helped you out, hope all is well. 😀

      If there is anything else you need help with let me know and I will try to figure it out.

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