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Awareness of Death

Awareness of Death
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Sentient beings are aware of their mortality. The awareness of death is what gives life focus and purpose: its limitations. The “Best 3 Months” practice taught at the Conscious Dying Institute asks you to envision yourself with 3 months to live: What would your deathbed self require? This provides a tight focus on priorities, getting all affairs…

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By Mark May 11, 2019 2

To End Poverty

To End Poverty
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“Your purpose is to end poverty within yourself and to assist in ending poverty in others, not just physical poverty but spiritual poverty, for that is the root of all human suffering—for the rich, for the poor.” —Marshall Vian Summers, Poverty This Thanksgiving, I am grateful that I don’t live in physical poverty. But the poverty…

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By Mark November 26, 2016 2

Purpose in the Present Moment

Purpose in the Present Moment
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Living with purpose in the present moment has immense benefits for our mental, emotional and spiritual health. One of the benefits is that time moves swiftly and we are completely focused on the task at hand. Anyone who has been engrossed in something understands this. It can happen to anyone, at any time, as long…

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By Mark May 25, 2014 1