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I have died many times

jus' thinkin' 'bout stuff - 04-14-2022 - by steve rigell -

Dying starts by learning to let go of the past. Dying is what you must do when you must let go of the past. Letting go of the past is what dying is.

It is leaving the shore and setting off across uncharted waters, it is wandering off the familiar path, it is knowing you will never return to the place you are leaving.

I still feel like me and probably will till my body dies.

Whether I continue as me is not up to me.

Everything about life is temporary. This reality I inhabit now it temporary. I know I must leave it behind at some point.

All this involves my body, which I know is not me, because it involves something more. It involves an awareness through which I watch my body separately.

And yet death goes before me leading the way, and one day I must sail away from my body across uncharted waters. I must leave my body behind. I must leave behind the observer observing the observer.

It will all be the past in time. I must leave time behind.

This is something I can practice before it happens.

I can sail away from stuff. I can say goodby to the place where I want more stuff. I can wander away from desire for stuff.

This doesn’t mean I have to stop enjoying life and being grateful for what I experience in this life.

I just have to be ready to sail when the tide turns.

Just like I must be ready to sail away from my body in that instant in which I am separated from the shore it represents for me.

This has been a wonderful place to reside for awhile.

Smile today.

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