On Fleeting Life

“Imagine you were now dead, or had not lived before this moment. Now view the rest of your life as a bonus, and live it as nature directs.”

Marcus Aurelius

What will you do with the precious gift of life which you have been granted? How will you pass the time, over the course of your life, before you vanish? With that, consider this sage wisdom from Dr. Viktor Frankl, the late influential psychiatrist who wrote one of the most profound metaphysical discourses in history: “…is not this transitoriness a reminder that challenges us to make the best possible use of each moment of our lives? It certainly is, and hence my imperative: live as if you were living for the second time and had acted as wrongly the first time as you are about to act now.” Upon examining our lives, it’s critical to consider the fact that we are each given but one chance in this universe–one chance, to leverage the awesome power of our hearts, our minds, and our spirits. Choose wisely.



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