One day you'll be right

Feb 25, 2021

 

Live every day like it's your last, and one day you'll be right.
 
This was one of my father's favorite sayings. He always chuckled after he said it. Incidentally, it's memorialized on a customized mouse pad we inherited when he passed away (after a good and full life) in 2018. It's a daily reminder that he ended up, of course, being right.
 
Sometimes I think this is the understanding that gives you the biggest bang for your buck in terms of re-zooming your perspective, remembering what's really important, and living each day to its fullest.
 
No wonder the Buddhists make it a practice to contemplate their own death every day.
 
Acknowledging the fleeting nature of our human existence: What else can so quickly and effectively help us discern what's worth holding onto and motivate us to let go of what isn't?

Yoga practice creates the space – both in your day and in your mind – to get back to what really matters. When all is said and done, I find it usually has a lot to do with love.

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