A wise person once said, “Don’t ever put things off until tomorrow. How do you know you will be here tomorrow?” Seneca wrote something in the same vein, “Let us prepare our minds as if we’d come to the very end of life. Let us postpone nothing. Let us balance life’s books each day. … The one who puts the finishing touches on their life each day is never short of time.”
It’s all about developing a simple awareness that we live from day to day, moment to moment by God’s grace, and when our time is up and death beckons, we have no choice but to leave our lives.
“This life of separateness,” said the Compassionate Buddha, “may be compared to a dream, a phantasm, a bubble, a shadow, a drop of dew, a flash of lightning.”
So, rather than getting depressed by this truth, let’s make peace with our transient existence and strive to become better in all aspects of our lives before our time runs out. Let’s not delay walking on the spiritual path anymore — that’s the only way to surrender to God’s plan and overcome the fear of time and death.
Make it a discipline to always keep death in your perspective. This will help you create meaning and a kind of “good urgency” in your life. You will live a purposeful journey on this planet, use your time wisely and effectively, and design a life and lifestyle that you truly want.