On the verge of death

There is a story of a great yogi who said that every moment of his life he felt as though a sword were suspended above his head by a spiderweb. He lived his life with the awareness that he was that close to death. You are that close to death… Do you realize that what you’re doing at any moment is something that someone was doing when they died? …What if you knew that the next person you’d see would be the last person you would ever see? You’d be right there soaking it in, experiencing it. It wouldn’t matter what they were saying; you’d just enjoy hearing the words because it would be the last conversation you’d ever have. What if you brought that kind of awareness to every conversation? …This is how to live your life. You live it as though you were on the verge of death, because you are.

Michael Singer

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