hey amber rae

As we go about our day, periodically pause to reflect on the fact that you will not live forever and therefore this day could be your last.

Think about how you would feel if you lost your material possessions, including your house, car, clothing, pets, and bank balance. How you would feel if you lost your abilities, including your ability to speak, hear, walk, breathe, and swallow; and how you would feel if you lost your freedom.

There will be a last time you hear the sound of snow falling, watch the moon rise, smell popcorn, feel the warmth of a child falling asleep in your arms. Every time you do something could be the last time you do it, and this recognition can invest the things you do with a significance and intensity that would otherwise be absent.

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy - by William Irvine | Derek Sivers

While reading this tonight, I felt more captivated and inspired with every word. The philosophy speaks to my heart and resonates with my soul, and I soon found myself stopping to tweet, email and IM the link. My immediate instinct was to share. It was in this moment that I reminded myself of Jordan Cooper’s philosophy on sharing, which I read earlier today, and decided to instead keep reading and enjoy the moment. 

Thanks Derek and Jordan for the dose of inspiration and reflection tonight. 

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