I recommend watching “My Octopus Teacher” on Netflix. It is the best wildlife documentary I have ever seen. It’s an amazing 85-minute film and quite the departure from the shoot ’em ups of fiction and real life going on.
“To meet everything and everyone through Stillness instead of mental noise is the greatest gift you can offer the universe.” — Eckhart Tolle
In the span of the last 12 months, I lost my father, a very close family friend, and my best friend from college.
This past year has been a deeply reflective period on mortality and legacy.
Lately, I’ve been drawn to dead and dying things in nature. They, like people, are so undervalued in our eyes. Once vibrant and colorful, they continue to feed the earth with their “bodies.”
Here are a few beautiful leaves I saw while on a walk:
and my interpretation:
I believe that the more we live in presence, the less we fear “death.”
“Whenever you are stressed, it is because whatever is happening at that moment is what you don’t want to be happening.”
A critical step in minimizing your own stress is to accept your present moment.
“Until you love death, you cannot love life. What you fear about death is what you fear about life.” ~ Byron Katie.