Awaken and Live

I wrote this poem to be a reminder to me to LIVE, really LIVE, here and now. To let go of anger, blame, and other impediments to healthy relationships. It was inspired by the first of the Dichotomies in the Dhammaphada though I am not a Buddhist. Death comes to all, why waste precious life energy being angry at others or in self loathing?

Do you KNOW that you WILL die?

Stop sleepwalking through LIFE!

Do you know that you will die?

Now is the time to AWAKEN and LIVE!

Do you know that you will die?

Knowing this you can REALLY LIVE!

Do you know that you will die?

Death comes to all, the paupers and the pampered

NO ONE ESCAPES!!

Do you know that you will die?

Find your PASSION and LIVE IT!

Do you KNOW that you WILL die?

We are all unique expressions of LIFE!

LIVE YOUR LIFE NOW!

Do you know that you will die?

STOP FIGHTING!

The person who you are fighting WILL die too.

Do you know that you will die?

Be peaceful with all people, for all people will one day die.

Do you know that you will die?

Be compassionate with all people for EVERYONE knows grief, sorrow, and loss

Do you know that you will die?

FORGIVE everyone, including yourself!

Forgiveness is sweet, LIFE is sweet!

LIVE!

Do you KNOW that you WILL die?

Now is the time to AWAKEN and LIVE!

Here. Now. Live.

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