“Human beings are the only creatures on earth capable of recognizing their mortality, and the only creatures in existence, who wish they did not have to die.” — Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate, 1879–1955. A quote, I think, is both inspiring and terrifying.
We wish we could live forever, but we all eventually must die. So it’s a question of how we might want to live and the best way to live. A question for each of us to answer individually.
It’s inspiring to recognize that we are the only creatures on earth capable of recognizing our mortality, yet we are the only creatures in existence who wish we did not have to die. It’s a reminder that we should appreciate every moment, especially when we know how precious our lives are. It’s a reminder that we should live every day to the fullest.
Yet, it’s terrifying at the same time. And though, inspiring as it may be, it’s also a terrifying reminder that one day we will die — no longer exist, leaving people, places and things behind. You never know when it might be your last.
So I’m reminded that I need to live every day as if it’s my last. I need to live every day fully, with passion, curiosity, wonder, and gratefulness in my heart. And I hope I can do that more every day.
In this regard, I want to say one word to you.
Just one word.
You see, you must love yourself. Love your body. Love your mind. Love your soul. And, most importantly, love your life.
Love your life so much that you want to share it with the world. You have a purpose beyond yourself, your happiness, and your self-fulfillment.
Love yourself in the present moment, present situation, and current circumstance. Through happy or sad times. Love yourself just the way you are today, right this moment.
Love yourself with every ounce of your being. You are the only one who has the power to heal. It’s a tough road, but it’s worth it. You are the only one who can make the changes to bring yourself happiness and fulfillment.