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April 1, 2022

Start Living, Stop Dying

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I don’t mean to be morbid, but we’re going to touch on death for a second. Something that is beautiful about life is that we need the contrast of death to see its meaning. This contrast is not unique - Light has value because there’s dark. You can only know someone’s a good person because there are evil people. The right thing to do is only right because there’s also a wrong way to do it. Life has meaning because death exists.

The thing about these contrasts is they are dynamic. Contrasts create a spectrum and at one moment things can fall in one spot in the spectrum, and the next moment it can be in a different spot. In that way, the two sides of the contrast are always competing and trying to pull reality toward their end.

Let me remind you of a famous quote from the iconic movie “Shawshank Redemption”. It says “Get busy living or get busy dying.” In any moment one or the other is winning that tug of war, and if you want to live a more enriching life with moving experiences you need to chose to live more and die less.

Now what does that look like? Be courageous and take chances. Be present when around good company. Be curious about the possibilities that surround you, and pursue them. Do the things that expand your mind and body. That’s all living is, expanding the number and quality of the experiences you have in the same amount of time. It’s fitting more of what lights you up into your life. It’s your choice to say yes, move forward, and feel the moment. And to help you tap back into that feeling let me ask you this question - When did you feel the most alive in your life?

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