A life worth living

I think love is fostered by a capacity to experience cosmos.*
M. C. Richards

It’s while it’s being lived that life is immortal, while it’s still alive. **
Marguerite Duras

All I know
is that whilst we rightly contemplate
and explore
whether there is life after death,
it is positively critical to deeply ponder and curiously wander through
life before death.

Whilst hedonistic and nihilistic extremes
lose the plot,
there are some elemental thoughts to
have some fun with as you
complete them:

Life is hard …
I am not as special as I think …

My life is not about me …
I am not in control …
I am going to die … .

*M. C. Richards’ Centering;
**Quoted in Maria Popova’s The Marginalian: The Backdoor to Immortality: Marguerite Duras on What Makes Life Worth Living in the Face of Death;
^Richard Rohr’s Adam’s Return.

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