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1369: A Cup of Tea With the Grim Reaper by Steve Pavlina on How To Live A Life of Greatness & Achieve Your Potential

2019-09-10 | 🔗

Steve Pavlina shares his thoughts on having a cup of tea with the grim reaper.

Episode 1369: A Cup of Tea With the Grim Reaper by Steve Pavlina on How To Live A Life of Greatness & Achieve Your Potential

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/05/a-cup-of-tea-with-the-grim-reaper/

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this is optimal living daily episode thirteen sixty nine a cup of tea with grim reaper by steve have lena you have dot com and i'm just a moloch happy tuesday welcome back the optimal living daily or the o l de podcast where i read to you from some the best blogs i can find and get permission from covering self help minimalism productivity anything they think is worth your time before we get to it investing can be hard and confusing especially with ticker symbols and charts flying back and forth on business channel leg is the runway at ella acts but why something on foreign to your family's future be left up to the talking heads on cnbc enter the molly fool they give you straight without the fancy jargon and noisier used to their flagship service stock adviser gives you to brand new stock recommendations every month with daily analysis in coverage coming directly to your inbox daily so what are you waiting for gotta w w w damn fool dot com slash optimal
having daily to learn more and claimed exclusive discount only for listeners finance get right to it our optimizing your life a cup of tea with grim reaper by steve adelina of steve pavlovna die come some of you have asked that i post a copy of one of the speeches have given over the past year so figured i'd go ahead had imposed one this was these seven minute speech i gave to a toast masters audience a few months ago called a cup of tea with grim reaper the text alone won't give you a sense of the delivery and the gestures which is a big part of this speech but the feedback i got suggested i blue the delivery away there are allowed out of ways to deliver a speech and i've been experimenting delivery methods to see what style works best for me i gave this one
bit too much martin luther king jr when it would have been better with a softer style like sonya she kept the speech project was supposed to be an appeal to the emotions don't take the content as indicative of what i'll be doing professionally this is a skill building project for me here it is a cup of tea with the grim reaper i hate to be the one to tell you this but we're all going to die not now but some day eventually we'll all be dead i'm not making this up is actually going to happen at some future time everyone in this room dead so how do you think you'll go heart attack alzheimer's disease cancer stroke perhaps being trampled by fleeing audience my prayers prince assassination then when i die it's an event maybe you can get my own holiday do you know how many people die every day a hundred and fifty three thousand that's about two per second in the time it takes me give this speech
seven hundred people will lose their lives seven hundred if my assassin is here death will claim our families are friends it will claim you and me are human existence all of this is temporary death an event that every one of us will have to experience everyone the grim reaper doesn't maintain a do not kill lest what will happen when we die either will cease to exist or will continue on in some form of afterlife if part of us manages to endure after death what part will it be it won't be our physical bodies those stay here all our material possessions will remain behind as well even personal relief ships will be uprooted if any part of us can possibly live on it must be something beyond what we perceive with our physical senses if we can see it here it touch it smell it tasted mid stays here
we're all human beings to human will eventually die but what of the being is there some part of us that will survive death i do not know i believe that there is i have faith that there is even perceive some evidence that there is but still i do not know i do not really know what lies beyond death until this body dies the very nature of this puzzle prevents me from no the full truth in advance and yet i cannot begin to fully live without having an answer none of us can so were left with only one option or free will our freedom to choose what we believe we can choose to believe in oblivion or we can choose to believe in person if we ourselves are in permanent than our lives can be filled only with impermanence everything we create everything we are will turn to dust nothing of our beings will endure there can be
no greater purpose for our lives we can exist only for survival a task at which we will ultimately fail but if we live for what is permanent then even throughout our moral existence our lives will be infused with immortality are true beings never be lost they can only be transformed you see the real question behind this choice is this is there a reason we exist does our human existence have a purpose and if the answer is yes then that purpose must come from the part of us that is permanent because that which is mortal can provide no purpose mid is only dust this one the most deeply human choices we face do we live for what is temporary or do we live for what is permanent do we devote our lives to dust or to destiny some day our bodies will die our house say our life stories will see no new pages or life along we'll see no new pages written
in the long run all of this is dust if we live or dust then dust we become but when we choose to believe in our own permanence we gain access the very reason we exist we come to know our purpose finally be living as the great spirit we truly are instead of the fragile shells which how's them see that nothing temporary can give our law i have some meaning only the permanent can and what is per it is will resonate deeply with the great spirits inside us truth compassion honour justice peace forgiveness humility courage faith kind this love that immortal being gives meaning or human lives so while we go this in these moral bodies we are not seduced by dust instead we live for what is real and when our bodies die some part of us survives mozart's body is dead but his
music indoors martin luther king jr body is dead but dream is alive mother teresa body is dead but her gift of compassion is not dead how many of the seven hundred people who died during the speech never embraced their own greatness how many were obsessed with the accumulation of dust instead of the actual alsatian of destiny the huge irony is that everything we acquire here in the physical world will be lost only that which we give our permanent selves has the power to endure in the end it is also simple yet we make it so complicated or give to the word maybe a song poem a painting a child or these russian of an idea whose time has come each of these gifts contains piece of our own permanence these other vehicles to which we give in
operation creativity empathy not what is dust but what is real don't take your gift to the grave let your spirit expresses greatness live for what is real and when you finally leave this world will be a peaceful transformation instead of a tragic realization can live for what is real you just listen to the post titled a cup of tea with a grim reaper based these have lena of steve adelina dot com however wondered how to invest or struggle to understand how to make your money work for you if i want to hear about the motley fool then the molly fools founded twenty five years ago in a garage hush by brothers tom and david gardener in those twenty five years molly full members got access to recommendations like a well in nineteen ninety four before you ve got mail was movie
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