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Ponder Points

A Ponder Point is a significant, outstanding, or effective idea, argument or suggestion that needs to be weighed in the mind with thoroughness and care.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Pondering Death

When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.
~Chief Aupumut, Mohican. 1725 ~

When we die we take nothing with us that we have received, only that which we have given.
~Francis of Assisi, 1181-1226~

It is good to have a reminder of death before us, for it helps us to understand the impermanence of life on this earth, and this understanding may aid us in preparing for our own death.
~Black Elk, Oglala Sioux~

To live in this worldyou must be able to do three things:
To love what is mortal;to hold itagainst your bones knowingyour own life depends on it;
And when the time comes to letit go,to let it go.

~Mary Oliver~

Death is not a period but a comma in the story of life.


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