Two CommonalitiesPosted October 7, 2020
Back in 2016, I took a workshop on “Lucid Living, Conscious Dying” as taught by Sergio Magaña and Charlie Morley. My take home message from this workshop was that as human beings we have two main things in common:
- We are all born.
- We all die.
It’s what we do in between that makes the difference.
I’ve taken this to heart by making choices that keep me growing and moving forward. In the last seven months, the pandemic has really emphasized that every moment counts. Even before the pandemic, any one of us could take our last breath at any moment. And yet this virus is allowing us to wake up, heal our fears, and take a new direction. Each and every challenge is a door to another opportunity.
In indigenous cultures, death has been treated like an extension of life. It is often celebrated, as in the Day of the Dead. These ceremonies are a remembrance to our friends and family who have crossed over. There is a belief that we can connect with our ancestors to heal them, as well as ourselves. To me, this is a very powerful and important process of releasing ancestral patterns that no longer serve.
How can each one of us focus towards being our best self with the life we have been given? For me, the answer is by living each day to the fullest, remembering that every one is taking a similar journey, and always putting my best self forward.
Embracing our commonalities!