Always be mindful!

Day by day remind yourself that you are going to die. RB 4:47

This verse in the Rule of Benedict is really something! A wake up call for me for sure!

Each time I read this line Benedict reminds me that my goal is to live in a state of mindfulness - a growing realization that my words, silence, actions, emotions, etc. affect my own spiritual journey and the journey of everyone and everything else that I share this planet with.

If I could really live every day as if I were about to die I hope I would be
-kinder inside and out
-more compassionate and forgiving
-less likely to judge others or myself
-more aware of the expansiveness of the divine presence
... the list could go on and on!

So how would you be?