I like today’s post title: Life, death, etc. Why? Because it covers EVERYTHING, and I enjoy looking at the “big picture.”
Also, since I was young, I’ve known how awareness of mortality can help someone
- be more in the moment
- appreciate every little thing
- set priorities
- overcome obstacles
- be authentic
- develop values and be true to them
- let go of fear and other “baggage”
- get clarity
- grow, and
- feel joy.
Of course, awareness of mortality can also help someone
- freak out and
- get paralyzed
… but, like everything else, those things pass.
All in all, I am quite grateful for “the gift of mortality.”
Why this title, today? I thought of it yesterday, while visiting one of my favorite places: Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
According to Wikipedia, Mount Auburn Cemetery was
founded in 1831 as “America’s first garden cemetery”
is credited as the beginning of the…
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