It's only after we've lost everything, that we're free to do anything.
This quote did something with me after a long session of meditation. It, quite literally, changed my view on life.
The Unforgiving Game
I want you to imagine you're playing a video game. A game where you know that as soon as you perish, so will all of your memories and achievements. A little while after that, all the players you've played with will die, and so will their memories and achievements.
Then the whole game world you played in, will be wiped. Deleted. For ever. Your savegames, gone. All footage, gone.
Eventually, not a single trace will be left.
Now, you were playing this game, not knowing that. You found yourself very attached to your little house, guns, clothes and gear. But then, one day, as you started the game, you realised, deeply realised, that one day all of that would be gone. In an instant.
True Freedom Arose
After the realisation, the deep realisation that the deal was such, you changed your ways. No more skimping. If I can die at any moment, in any instant, I must do all the possible things and see all the possible areas! How can I leave this game without having seen those things!, you thought. You started appreciating the small details in the towns, the characters, and their backstories. You did things you've never done, and you saw things you've never seen before. You felt better than at any point during the game. You found that the moment you knew deep down that you had only one life, everything became better than it ever was. You were happier, bolder, wilder and more adventurous. You enjoyed the game like never before.
This is the end of your reminder. What are you going to do now?