Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 05/12/2015

Five Days

Even though I have only just begun to work with the practice of seeing my life as being booked ended by certain death with five days’ time, I am happy to report that doing so has proven to be great for my mental health. Against the backdrop of such an expiration date things which have previously held the mind’s attention in real drop away and I can work towards long term plans without the pressure of needing to see them through to completion.

I think the strangest part of it all is just why it works. I have no psychic intuition of impending doom and yet it feels very possible that I could die within the next five days. As such this practice may not work for everyone but, for those to whom death and dissolution seem ever so close, it is one that I highly recommend.

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