Who would have thought that being reminded I was going to die five times a day would make me feel better? A couple of months back, someone recommended this app called We Croak. It sounded a bit morbid, but I was curious. The app reminds you five times a day that you are going to die. There are also various quotes posted throughout the day that remind you of the same. Here is one that made me think:
It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live. Victor Hugo
These quotes are helping me remember that everything changes. It was described quite dramatically in one as everything being on fire. I am reminded to let go of the worry about the future or rumination about the past and find what I can appreciate in the present. Here is the on-fire quote:
Once the ego truly sees and accepts impermanence, it never again views the world the same way. Everything is transformed, because everything is on fire. You don’t take your little ego’s emotional dramas so seriously. Junpo Dennis Kelly Roshi
In a recent, three week, back-packing trip to Europe with my husband, remembering that I don’t have forever, helped me to take those things that did not go according to plan with a little more ease (most of the time). We did a lot; saw a great deal and I have some stories to tell. Perhaps I will blog about it at some point. In the interim, here are a couple of photos from the trip.
I am loving and being challenged by all the new learning and professional development I am experiencing as a mental health coach at Lyra. I am also still seeing private coaching clients. Connect with me if you are interested in finding out more about coaching with me.
I will be running another Positive Intelligence Mental fitness course staring September 5th. I was first introduced to this material a bit over two years ago. It made a big difference for me personally and I love taking others through the program. Here’s what is still impacting me more than two years on.