November 2nd is All Souls Day. The day we commemorate those who have passed on.
It made me think of a quote by philosopher Marcus Aurelius, “It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.”
I have read countless articles about what people regret in their last moments. And it’s never working longer hours. It’s spending time with loved ones, being kinder, making a difference, taking the trip, burning the candles, using the fancy dishes and sheets.
Native American warrior Tecumseh said, “When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.”
Live with no regrets. Spend each day like it’s your last.
How can we live our lives today to honour the souls who don’t have the chance to live on this earth anymore? What chances can we take? Who can we help? How many people can we inspire? How can we make someone smile?
Lebanese writer Kahlil Gibran said, “Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.”
Take with you your all every single day. From your head right down to your soul.