How Many More Times?

2015-02-20 (Friday) by Mikael Linusson

I'll start today's post with one of the greatest quotes I've ever read. Sure, it's one of many many great quotes, but it's definitely one of them.

"Because we don't know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, an afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can't even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four, or five times more? Perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless." -Paul Bowles

We shouldn't live life being afraid of dying, but we better be aware of the fact that there is a time limit on this life of ours.

The knowledge of this fact can hopefully help us realize what is truly important to us. Not what's important to our friends, relatives, bosses, or anyone else, but what's important to us. What's important to you? What's important to me?

Time might not be short but you never know, life could be over tomorrow, or we could live for another 50 years. But how long we live isn't what matters the most, but what matters the most is how we choose to spend the time we get here on this amazing earth.

So we need to focus on the essentials, on what's important to ourselves, because life is here and life is now.