I hope, as you read this, that you are well and free from any indications that your life will be cut short. At the same time, I invite you to take a moment today to contemplate death.
Personally, I tend to skate by much of the time without reflecting too deeply on this inevitable aspect of life. When I do contemplate impermanence though, the beauty and preciousness of my experience of living becomes illuminated. So, it seems to me like something worth doing, perhaps more regularly. Maybe you feel the same way.
In this video, Elysabeth Williamson offers some guidance for living in moment-to-moment, day-to-day relationship with our own death. As she goes on to say later in the interview, the result can be incredibly liberating and joyful.
Watch the three minute clip below.
Click here to learn about our upcoming weekend retreat: Savasana: Exploring Our Death to Liberate Our Lives, March 13-15
If you feel inspired to deepen into this practice of contemplating impermanence and the preciousness of life, please click here to learn about the upcoming retreat that Elysabeth will be leading.
Hear more of what Elysabeth has to say by checking out our full interview with her below. Watch the video or scroll down to stream/download the audio.
If you’d like to download the audio file, CLICK HERE and find the “Download” button. Otherwise, you can stream the audio below.
Please click here to learn about this retreat on our beautiful land in the Colorado Rockies — Savasana: Exploring Death to Liberate Our Lives
Thank you for being connected with us — sharing this good life.
Wishing you longevity and much joy,
P.S. Here’s a photo I took of the full moon rising up from behind the eastern ridge of the SMC valley. It’s sort of on theme with that “dead snag” in the foreground…
Travis Newbill is a curious dude on the path of artistry, meditation, and social engagement who is very glad to be residing at Shambhala Mountain Center. His roles within the organization include Marketing Associate and Shambhala Guide — a preliminary teaching position. Follow Travis on twitter: @travisnewbill