For many years I spent my days dreaming and longing of future days with picket fences. It was a cancerous way of living and one that cost me years of my life as I continuously obsessed over tomorrow.
I suppose as I’ve grown older, I’ve become very aware of my own mortality, realizing I’m just a speeding car or a doctor’s call away from it all being over. This realization has changed everything for me. It has given me permission to devour each of life’s moments whole.
While I know you and I are different people in, at what times, feels like totally different worlds, I encourage you to live this same way.
When you live with the understanding that each moment might be your last, everything changes. You begin loving the people in your life harder. You begin sacrificing your body and soul to make good work. You begin living with an insatiable appetite to devour the moment you’re living in now.
It will feel foreign but it will ignite your being. Death with no longer scare you as you come to the profound realization that the only death you truly face is not living fully now.
So, please. I beg you. Devour this moment whole, my friend.
By Cole Schafer.
P.S. One day these one minute writings will be a big book called “One Minute, Please.” Can I let you know when that day comes? You can say yes, here.