We cannot truly live until we face death. We already tacitly acknowledge that death will require us to let go of everything – everything and everyone that we love, everything and everyone that we hate, and all the nameless people and things that we don’t even care enough about to notice. The Lojong wisdom traditions of Tibet, contained in the Seven Points of Mind Training texts, tell us that we don’t have to wait till death to let all these go. They also remind us that letting these attachments go now, every day and every moment, is not only the best way to die but also the best way to live. We can live in complete freedom right now. We just have to let go of everything. We just have to let our selves die. Ego finds that a scary prospect, but we know better. We know that this is the path toward the only true life of freedom and joy. Continue reading “Face Death Now”