Memo: To All Beautiful Humans on Earth –
We’re all going to die.
It really sucks but it is a universal truth. The question is, how do you want to live your life between now and then?
Egyptian Nobel Prize Winner for Literature Naguib Mahfouz said, “Fear does not prevent death. It prevents life.”
Truer words have never been penned.
Martin Luther King, Jr. had a noticeable facial tick during most of his years leading the Civil Rights Movement. Prior to his assassination, his friend Harry Belafonte noticed the tick was gone and asked the soon-to-be slain leader about how he got rid of it. MLK replied, “I made my peace with death”.
Years ago, a good friend of the mine went back to his hometown where his parents were buried and purchased a plot next to them. He bought a casket and planned his will and funeral—and he was healthy as the proverbial horse. He has spent his life as a teacher and philosopher. For some reason, he suddenly decided to get quite active about his post-death arrangements. After all the plans were set he said, “You can’t imagine how hopeful and positive this made me feel. There is something powerful for the human soul about facing and accepting the inevitable”.
He is right. It’s so true. Embrace that truth. That perspective will be immeasurably beneficial for your soul.
Anyone and everyone could die at any moment, correct?. That is simply the truth. And you shall know the truth and the truth will make you free. The last part of that verse is often misquoted to read, “the truth will set your free.
Nope, manifested emotional and psychological freedom is a process, not immediate or a destination. However, you have to start sometime. So, start TODAY!
Why have so many people responded with such fear during the pandemic?
Because they don’t want to die or see friends and family die? Yes, of course!
Who wants to suffer and die or see that happen to loved ones? No one! At least no one thinking lovingly and rationally. But it is, unfortunately, reality, isn’t it?
We always do better when dealing in reality.
Can you handle reality? Can you handle the truth? YES! Yes you can! “If you are really going to be free, you have to overcome the love of wealth and the fear of death.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Be Like Lt. Kaffee: Want the Truth!
“Pain or damage don’t end the world or despair or fuckin’ beatings.The world ends when your dead. Until then, you got more punishment in-store. Stand it like a man and give some back.” – Deadwood Philosopher and Pimp Al Swearengen (Watch him!) 💯🖤