MMMM: Mindfulness, Meditation and Mental health May- is a month of quotes, books and (sometimes unexpected) resources to reflect on, to help have a happier, more mindful life.
Regular book reviews will continue on Fridays.
Quote of the Day:
“It stands to reason that anyone who learns to live well will die well. The skills are the same: being present in the moment, and humble, and brave, and keeping a sense of humor”
― Victoria Moran, Younger by the Day: 365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit
Thought of the Day
You may think thinking about death is a downer- something that would take away from your happiness. And there are times, when a person is depressed for example, when it is a good idea to avoid such topics. But sometimes, it can actually be both comforting and motivating. In the end, we all die. In a few hundred years all trace of our lives will be forgotten. In however millions of years, the sun will explode and the whole planet will be wiped out. Whatever mistake we may have made, whatever we are worrying about, we can look in to the future and find a point where it really doesn’t matter. (Unless you are the person who is going to invent a way to get us to that new solar system.) In the end, there is nothing that important, that we have to let it get in the way of our happiness. And so we are free to try and live a good, happy life- and if we stuff it up and it causes us pain or discomfort- that’s ok because that too will pass. And on the other hand, remembering our mortality reminds us that we have a limited amount of time, energy and resources. It is up to us how we choose to spend them.
Resource of the Day:
What do you think you will regret at the end of your life, or wish you had done differently? A palliative care nurse shared the top 5 regrets of dying men and women.