|A tombstone with a Latin text that means "Life is changed, not taken away."|
In a few days we shall be celebrating All Souls' Day. I was thinking that a good exercise could be to write an auto-eulogy. Many have written an autobiography, but I have yet to hear of someone having written an autoeulogy.
The exercise could help us purify our motive for and manner of living. What do people remember most about us? How would we want to be best remembered? What legacy will we leave behind?
Those thoughts could be further purified by knowing that eventually and inevitably, we shall be forgotten by those whom we wish to remember us, or at least, that these people will also eventually leave this world. It is then that we can face the stark reality of death and the afterlife. And hopefully, from that day onward, we could live our life sub species aeternitatis- from the viewpoint of eternity.
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