Your life is long enough if you know how to live it.
Written by Dr. Roze Phillips on January 25, 2021
Over the past few months I have been focusing on ‘getting my affairs in order’. The threat of COVID does that to you. And yes, this involves thinking about my own mortality.
With this in mind, I reviewed my last Will and Testament. Your last Will and Testament is essentially your precommitment to taking care of those you leave behind for when you are no longer here. Thinking about death can be quite depressing. But Seneca in ‘On the Brevity of Life’ put a different spin on it. He suggests that your life is long enough if you know what to do with it – if you know how to use it well.
So in addition to drafting my last Will and Testament, maybe I should spare more thought to my first Will and Testament. Instead of only focusing on a precommitment in the event of my death, maybe also put my attention into a recommitment to living my best life.
I Will be a good example to family, friends and strangers.
I Will be a seeker of knowledge and wisdom.
I Will be a servant of humanity.
When all is said and done, what will you leave behind?
Please let it not only be the possessions you leave loved ones, but also leave your mark on hearts and minds. Such marks are indelible. Such marks are forever.
Let your Life be your living Will and lasting Testament!