Memento Mori is a powerful practice to create a meaningful, productive and fulfilling life.
Roughly translated to English, it means, “Remember you must die.”
Reflecting on your own death might seem like a dark and depressing way to live. But it offers three unique gifts that help you live with intention.
1) Memento Mori is an ancient practice that spans across time and cultures.
2) Life lessons on death from Stoicism and philosophers, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca and Epicurus.
3) Key takeaways from Irvin D. Yalom’s book, Staring at the Sun.
“Though the physicality of death destroys us, the idea of death saves us.”
4) 3 gifts from reflecting on death:
– the gift of gratitude
– the gift of groundedness
– the gift of grit
5) How I applied Memento Mori to grieve the loss of two loved ones who recently died within 6 months of each other.
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Dyan Williams is a solo lawyer who practices U.S. immigration law and legal ethics at Dyan Williams Law PLLC. She is also a productivity coach who helps working parents, lawyers, small business owners and other busy people turn their ideas into action, reduce overwhelm, and focus on what truly matters. She is the author of The Incrementalist: A Simple Productivity System to Create Big Results in Small Steps.