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Momento Mori

Momento Mori. This is the practice of reflecting on your own death.
Why the fuck would you ever want to do that, you may ask?
Simple! Our time here on Earth is finite, and every day we move closer and closer towards death.
All too often we forget to step back and truly think about it, but one day everyone you know and love will be dead and you will be right there with them.
Some may view this as a morbid thought, but I believe that in order to get out of the mud that life throws at us day by day, we must appreciate the fact that we will one day be gone.  We allow the opinions of others to negatively influence us and fear going after what our hearts truly desire. We allow small obstacles to become crutches, which we then use as excuses causing us to live life in fear. Ultimately, living like this consumes us into being afraid of taking risks, fearing rejection, and feeling like you’re not measuring up.
Two words; Momento Mori. 
We have a short dance in the universe. A short time to make a difference, and to go after what we dream about. Why wait…? The time is now.
Remember.
Matter. How tiny your share of it.
Time. How brief and fleeting your allotment of it.
Fate. How small a role you play in it.
Meditate on your death, meditate on the fact that one day you will be gone and in time, your universe will have forgotten you ever existed.
Live life on your terms, chase what you love, conquer obstacles, ignore the crowd and follow your intuition. You already know where you want to be; listen and move towards that which you are called towards.
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Lukas Burella

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  • Avatar dimitrology says:

    How do you keep all the sessions different? And account for outside noises and such. I live with my retired mom who loves TV and watches many hours. Even with the volume down and door closed (on a different floor) it really distracts me. Also having two noisy cats running around doesn’t help and I can’t just tell them to shut up, they are playing or wondering why the door is closed. I found some amazing guided imagery ones I like but there is only 5-6 and they are long ones 18-29 minutes, haven’t been able (ok ok I really haven’t spent the time to look) that I like. I do yin and restorative yoga classes 3-4 times a week so I get a lot that way since the entire class is pretty much a meditate. Since my anixety has gone sky high lately I even find it extremely hard to settle and meditate during the yoga classes which use to be very easy. And if I try any at home I fail miserably which of course increases the heart rate, frustrated, stress and I’m angry at myself for not being able to do it properly. Any tips?

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