The Sleeping Beauty | Don’t Die, Wake Up
The Sleeping Beauty is the twin sister of Death, they’re the children of Darkness and Night.
Sleep has always been associated with death and it seems like a peaceful and almost beautiful way to pass.
Sleep is Beautiful if you let it be. In my sleep I dreamt that life was a joy. I awoke and saw that life was a service. I acted and behold, service was a joy.
Death is a scary thing to most people. Humans have always been on this quest to find cures and remedies to make life last longer.
People take supplements and devour certain foods in hopes of gaining new powers.
When you are told that you weren’t supposed to live past a certain time though, you tend to look at life a little differently.
We spend one-third of our lives asleep
We die a little bit each day, even while awake. It doesn’t matter what you achieve in life, the second you die you’ll instantly become unaware of everything you’ve achieved. You never existed, nor lived your life, so stop taking it so seriously. So why should you care? Your achievements might remain, but you won’t be awake to see the achievements. Why bother doing anything if in the end, we’re all going to die and no one will remember us? Life is meaningless, so why exert effort into anything?
I’m sure most of us have entertained this thought at some point in our lives, regardless of how brief it was. The problem is, if you truly believe this, you’re almost guaranteeing a life of mediocrity and complacency.
If it doesn’t matter what you achieve in life, you’re essentially distancing yourself from achieving anything. Chances are, the person lacking in money will always believe that money isn’t important and always will.
The richer you become, the more poorer you feel because you will always have a need for more. A desire to grow. A desire to live. A purpose in life.
If nothing matters in this world, or you believe no one will remember you, does that not provide you with reins to do anything you want? If nothing is worth doing, then something is just as easily worth doing as well. And if something is worth doing, then you might as well do something great.
In Steve Job’s famous Stanford
commencement speech, he reads,
“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there.
And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it.
And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
We all eventually sleep, some will lie asleep beautifully forever.
The Sleeping Beauty sleep and she is all beautiful asleep. She might not ever wake up, but the goal isn’t to live forever. It is to create something that will.
We’re not all guaranteed historical greatness or a page in history and very few do. But if you live your life just sleeping, you guarantee insignificance.
My words were inspired by Druv Shekar. He doesn’t know I exist, but tonight he became even more significant.
We are inborn and beautiful asleep
In Sleep we lie all naked and alone,
in sleep we are united
at the heart
of night and darkness, and we are strange and beautiful asleep; for we are dying the darkness and we
know no death.
There’s the way that light shows in darkness, and it is extremely beautiful. And I think it essentialize the experience of being human, to see light in darkness.
…often carry us “
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