The Epitaph

The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death.” – Osho

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The Kenyan organization she founded planted 30 million trees in hopes of improving the chances for peace, a triumph for nature that inspired the U.N. to launch a worldwide campaign that resulted in 11 billion trees planted. The best way we can honor her is to carry on the great work she started; especially in the fields of environmental conservation, social justice, human rights, and democracy.” – Tribute

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No one ever truly wants to talk about death, but it is something that must be done and, ideally before it’s too late. I found the above eulogy in my journal. Yes, I know that sounds a tad creepy, but stay with me. My papa used to say, “See that dash between the dates you were born and the day your maker takes you- that’s where the living happens.” What’s your dash going to say? When I die I want to be remembered for something that is amazing, something that has left a change in this world. Holding on to this eulogy has reminded me to live my best life every day and to show my true self. Yes, our academic achievements, corporate title, or financial success may get us recognized by others. But it is the quiet work we do in the lives of people that will live long after we are gone. What do you want to be remembered for? Thinking of your dash- will you use whatever your purpose is to leave an imprint, or will you treat it as it appears physically (as a small line of a begin to an end). No one can tell you what to do with your dash. However, it is my hope that yours and mine will be full of accomplishments, laughter, joy, redirection, goals, broken glass ceilings, and the serenity of a life fulfilled

 

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5 Responses to The Epitaph

  1. In attemting to accomplish something great for posterity during one’s limited time on this mortal sphere one can eclipse immortality.

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  2. lovedthis article,Very thought provoking

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  3. Cloud Walker says:

    Its an eye opener, but too late for me! There’s nothing great to be remembered by….

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