Posts Tagged ‘Death’

The knowledge that I am going to die brings focus and urgency to my life

January 28, 2018

It is the knowledge that I am going to die that creates the focus that I bring to being alive. The urgency of accomplishment, the need to express love – now, not later.

If we live forever, why ever get out of bed in the morning, because you always have tomorrow? That’s not the kind of life that I want to lead.

Larry King: Don’t you fear not being around?

Neil de Grasse Tyson: I fear living a life where I could have accomplished something and I didn’t. That’s what I fear. I don’t fear death. I want this written on my tombstone: Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. [Horace Mann]

— Neil de Grasse Tyson (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ndj5KjKyr3E) starting at 3 minutes, 20 seconds into the video

You and I … we’re really not so different

July 14, 2017

Next time you say, “I have nothing in common with this person,” remember that you have a great deal in common: A few years from now — two years or seventy years, it doesn’t make much difference — both of you will have become rotting corpses, then piles of dust, then nothing at all. This is a sobering and humbling realization that leaves little room for pride. Is this a negative thought? No, it is a fact. Why close your eyes to it? In that sense, there is total equality between you and every other creature.

— Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

What happens when we die?

March 1, 2017

Person: What happens when we die?

Eckhart Tolle: I haven’t gone through physical death yet. But I have gone very deeply, to what one could call death to identification with form [death to identification with the body, the mind, and the emotions]. So in a way, I have gone into that realm from where I can say and know that ultimately what we see as death is dissolution of form. The eternal in us, I know firsthand, cannot be touched by that [by dissolution of form].

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEUxg2GEivU

We never really die

July 27, 2014

Powerful statement in the new movie, Lucy:

We never really die.

Did Albert Einstein retire?

November 26, 2013

Have you done reading about Albert Einstein?

I wonder if, after retiring, he gave up seeking to understand the mysteries of the universe?

I find it hard to believe that he would. From what I have read, he did it for the pure love and curiosity, not because it was “his job.”

I’ll bet he was thinking about the mysteries of the universe up till his last day.

Do you know?

Update (November 27, 2013):

A friend sent me this note:

There is the yellow legal pad he used the
day he died. I saw it in a museum somewhere.
It was scribbled with equations from his work
on unifying the four forces.

Awesome!