When all is gone, what is left

I spent tonight watching someone cling to life despite a rapidly deteriorating body. To me, the saddest part is she defined her existence as much by the things she accumulated (mostly trinkets and trash, not big assets) as bonds with others, many superficial. But in the whole process of life, there appeared to be little growth, little experience, little adventure. She had to define her existence by things accumulated, because after you remove the people who passed away before her, there is nothing else. Nothing left.

Wayne Dyer said the last pants you wear don’t need pockets because you can’t take anything with you beyond your life experiences. What matters is what you leave behind — the legacy you leave behind.

So today I ask you, and I ask myself: What are you taking with you and what are you leaving behind?

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