As you get older you may start to wonder about what your legacy will be when you die. How will I be remembered? Will people remember me? Will my work be remembered? And so on. But what is it that really matters? We all die and all have that inescapable truth in common. To me what matters is how I treat people now. I try to do my best to do the right thing. I’m not perfect and have my share of regrets. But I try to learn from my mistakes. If I have treated people right then that is enough of a legacy for me. But we are all different and some may be more restless than I and worry that they have to do more to leave a legacy. Instead of focusing on the now, the present moment that flies by so fast. I want to cherish the time I share with the people I love because in the end that is all that really matters. Did I love and was I loved?
How do we let go of our thoughts, feelings and memories that we think of every day? Buddha taught us to not dwell on the past or think of the future but just be in the present moment. It’s a choice that we can all make and takes conscious effort. Sometimes I enjoy dwelling on stuff!
Taking responsibility and choosing another way.
I can choose what path I want to walk nobody can do it for me. Maybe if souls are in suffering it’s harder to see what they need to do to walk a better path for themselves. We definitely need to be kinder to and have more compassion for each other.
Thoughts lead to actions.
Be careful and warchful of your thoughts and remember they can lead to actions. If I say something eg. criticise someone those negative words can resonate and cause damage.
This book really inspired and helped me-
So how do we let go? Meditation can help. Thinking in the present moment. Maybe it’s a combination of different processes.