When in those perfect, clear moments when we are cleavered away from our overthinking, and we are just absolutely present to life, we understand how fleeting life is. I teach and work with many people who are terminally ill. As in they have a rough idea of when they will drop this body, unlike the rest of us, who are terminally in denial of our impending deaths. They always wish they had more time. They wish they hadn’t squandered so much of their time previously. And yet, for most humans, squandering time on the unimportant is exactly what happens all the time.
So get clear on what really matters to you. If you had six months to live, what would you give less attention to? What would you give more attention to? What would you stop putting off? Who would you forgive? What within yourself would you forgive and make peace with.
Everything is fleeting, so let’s start acting like it, and appreciating every little moment of it.