I don’t want to sound like another new age Far East-worshiper from the Far West, but earlier in the year when I was working in the Esalen bookshop in California I came upon some sage words from the Himalayas.
‘You see, we are all dying. It’s only a matter of time. Some of us just die sooner than others.’
‘If one were truly aware of the value of human life, to waste it blithely on distractions and the pursuit of vulgar ambitions would be the height of confusion.’
-Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Whatever you do with your life, wherever your path leans and leads, these are good guiding lights to start with.