"If you're not ready to die, then how can you live?"
~ Charles de Lint, Svaha
Have you ever thought about living your life through the death you will eventually have?
How often do you talk about death and dying in the same way you talk about birth and living?
Death is a natural process that, when embraced, can be the best reason to live your life and the time you have left fully, passionately, with meaning and purpose.
There are many valuable conversations on how to live a passionate life but I bet you there are few that address why to live passionately. The why for me is that I will die at some point in my life. I want the time I have left, however long that may be, to be thoroughly used up doing what I love, with whom I love and to make my contribution to life mean something.
People who live as if they have forever to get everything done, to say 'good-bye', to do what matters most, and to say 'I love you' are shocked when death comes their way. They're not ready to let go of their life or the lives of those who have died. They're not ready to leave behind a life that is incomplete and unfulfilled.
But life doesn't have to be this way...Are you truly living a life you love?
Are you doing, being and saying everything you want to do, be and say, right now? If not, maybe this is your opportunity for growth. Maybe I have sparked something within you that feels as if life is passing you by and you haven't created a life worth living. Then I ask you...