Don’t Leave It Too Late

Don't Leave I Too LateOn the day that saw the passing of Margaret Thatcher, it might be a good point to remind ourselves to make the most of our time.

If you think about it, although we may not be destined to die five minutes from now, we are all, without exception, going to die at some point. We can count on it 100%. There is nothing surer than this.

Victor Hugo said, “We are all under sentence of death, but with a sort of indefinite reprieve.”

Ideally, we should live every minute of our lives mindfully, as if it were the last moment of our lives. Those who live aimlessly are left with a sense of emptiness at the end of their lives, but those who live all-out, striving to achieve their goals right to the end, will die peacefully.

Leonardo da Vinci said “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death.”

One who is aware that death could come at any time, will live each day to the fullest. So don’t wait for something to happen, or someone to come along, before you start living, do it now.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Joey Wilson
    Apr 09, 2013 @ 05:56:43

    Until I discovered Buddhism I lived life hating god, everyone the world and believed the world owed me. Buddhism has saved my life and has given me life. Blood, bone and marrow. Namaste. I awake every morning grateful I have been given breath and thankful for breath to awaken too.

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    • Anupadin
      Apr 09, 2013 @ 15:41:37

      That is a very brave thing to admit Joey. I too went through a transformation when I embraced Buddhism, but it can be tough to say it as it really is. Good on you, and here’s hoping for good fortune to continue on both our paths. Namaste ~ Anupadin

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  2. Indrajit Rathore
    Apr 09, 2013 @ 15:25:36

    Thanks for the insightful post – yes if you wake up each morning eager to do something worthwhile you want you are belssed – after retirement someone asked me, what are you doing these days with some sarcasm – i replied, i am busy without business!

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    • Anupadin
      Apr 09, 2013 @ 15:37:48

      My mother used to be a teacher, and had a very busy life, looking after three growing boys as well. She is retired now, but often says that she doesn’t know how she managed to fit work around the rest of life. She’s the sprightliest 80 something you’ll ever meet and full of life. Namaste ~ Anupadin

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  3. Panchtapa
    Apr 10, 2013 @ 10:58:48

    Hi. I also practice this law. The content was very useful.

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