“To practice death is to practice freedom. A man who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave.”
—Michel de Montaigne
Memento Mori is Latin for “remember you will die”
This may appear to be a frightening remembrance, and it is to the ego, but Memento Mori is liberating to the human Soul.
“Of all the footprints, that of the elephant is supreme. Similarly, of all mindfulness meditation, that on death is supreme.”
Meditating on the thought of death can help loosen & release the ever so tightening & clinging grasp of ego in our lives.
Death of the ego gives birth to the Soul, and this world could use some Soul right about now.
“While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.”
—Leonardo da Vinci