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I Am Dying, and So Are You.

From the blossom of health to the paleness of death, my mortality I accept. I am dying. So are you. To embrace death is to embrace life. I acknowledge that I am dying every moment, therefore, I am living every moment. I accept and am hyper-aware of the possibility of my inevitable death at any moment with astonishing serenity. I spare myself undue anguish and have enriched my life profoundly by living every single day as if I were dying. Through relishing in the certainty of my mortality, I take risks that yield rich rewards and show up in every moment authentically. I celebrate my indomitable spirit and preserve my silence within solitary confinement. My daily life has taken on greater meaning and intensity; I live momentously and acknowledge that every conversation that I engage in provokes a hardy energetic surge through individuals bones that leave them musing upon what they can choose to internally unfold.

Image from page 780 of “The microscope and its revelations” (1901)

If you feel something, feel it. If you want to do something, do it. If you want to go somewhere, go. If you want to say something, say it. If you love an individual, tell them. If you want to change something, change it. If you want to be someone, be. The bewildered look in another human beings eyes whenever you speak of your “idealistic” and “impossible” dreams justifies the internal confines that that other being denies. Your external life is a mirror of what you are encountering inside. Live fully in every moment with contagious enthusiasm and energetic passion rather than a fairy-tale image of constraint and a series of hypothetical fears. You either risk the unpleasant or risk the unanswered. I have lived disillusioned while drowning in my own narrow musing that there must be a better rhythm to life, a better way of expressing my desires or an easy way out to authentically embody the internal reorder that I was terrified to confront. I have lived to the melody of the drumbeat of the world and felt the unevenness of the surface through the soles of my feet. I have tolerated my cowardliness and faint-heartedly succumbed to an external expression that was full of deceit, lacking soul and created a bone shaking ache that led me to internally explode. Be brutally honest with yourself about the fact that your time is finite, and I assure you that you will lead yourself and your life choices down a more memorable and ultimately more fulfilling course. Death is my only limitation, and I will not arrive to the end of my life with one single regret; I am relentless and unstoppable in my own world. Reshape your life with the wisdom of your destined death and dive into your emphatic death-embracing magic.

Cavern carved by the sea in an ice wall near Commonwealth Bay, 1911–1914

This post was originally written by Jessica Golich, a Freelance Writer based out of Brooklyn, New York. Jessica has an insatiable curiosity for the world and candidly expresses herself through writing about the thoughts and experiences that shape her life.

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