A Facebook friend shared the quote below from Steve Jobs. It piqued my curiosity and found it’s from a speech he made at a college commencement. Steve talked about the perfection of certain events in his life, several, which were challenging but led him to do the work he does. He speaks about the lessons of our mortality and used this awareness to have the courage to follow his heart. Guess being mega rich and successful does not automatically distance the individual from using wisdom and a spiritual awareness in his everyday life.
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, pride, fear of embarrassment or failure – these just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” Steve Job”
May we all have the courage to follow our heart no matter what age or where we are currently in life.