What Matters?

Dear readers,

What matters to you? The people you’re connected to, the books you read, the work you do, the legacy you’ll leave behind?

And when you come to the end of your life, what matters then? Have you considered such matters as burial or cremation?

Mark Harris considered them, and he wrote a potent book about them, called Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial.

I had read many books on death and dying already, but this book was different. It was tough to read, maybe because Harris made me love the people whose death stories he tells. I felt grief and a sinking sick feeling as if people close to me had died. Still, I think that Grave Matters is a very important read for those who can handle it.

During this quaran-time, if you are suddenly feeling like you need to “put your affairs in order,” this book may be helpful to you.

In any case, may you be blessed to feel in alignment with what matters most to you.

With grit and grace,
StarFire Teja

 

Photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash.

 

Gandhi Quote on Happiness

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

When you read Gandhi-ji’s words, what arises for you?
Do you feel that your thoughts, words, and actions are all in alignment?

If you feel this harmony, can you hear gratitude bells ringing?

If you do not feel this harmony, what can you do today to work towards it?

May All Beings Be Free of Suffering.
May All Beings Feel Harmony and Happiness.

 

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