As a practitioner of Stoicism, I fully embrace the idea of using a death timer as a tool for self-reflection and personal growth. The reminder of our own mortality is a powerful motivator for living in the present moment and making the most of our time on earth.
In my own life, I use a death timer as a reminder to stay focused on what’s important and to avoid getting caught up in the distractions of daily life. It helps me to maintain a sense of perspective and to stay grounded in my values and priorities.
I also believe that the death timer can be a valuable tool for developing the Stoic virtues of courage, wisdom, and justice. By accepting the reality of our own mortality, we can build a greater sense of inner strength and resilience, and be better equipped to handle life’s challenges with grace and fortitude.
Overall, I believe that the death timer is a simple but powerful tool for living a Stoic life and for making the most of our time on this earth. So if you’re looking for a way to stay focused, cultivate inner peace, and live a more meaningful life, I highly recommend giving this practice a try.
“We don’t beat the Reaper by living longer. We beat the Reaper by living well.”
I downloaded an app called time until, it counts down important dates, but I count my potential death, ticking at 15053 Days, ending August 2061.
This reminds me:
Fate is not bias, oppourtunities will come, if they don’t, I’ll be as content, as I am doing this myself and my spiritual growth.
I might die tomorrow,the Clock is inaccurate. Life is unexpected, there is no security we will live till 50, 60, or 70, dont plan like we do.
as If there is no legacy I can leave behind, how can life be meaningfull, I am but a small part of the vast history of human kind, and after a large enough span, I wouldn’t make a difference if I have lived or not, if I don’t contribute anything significant. History only remembers the Einsteins and aureliuses of their era.
I was desperate to please society, like an unloved child his strict father, and this made me easily waver by society, life is, once again, out of my control.
I should care about my life, like you should yours, and the people and society I with to help, theirs.
So after 8760 days of life, I can finally say, today I lived.
Hopes this helps, I was stuck until recently, when I started my journey on self actualization, I found so many new things I should be doing, got hooked on the idea that being a human positive.
Naturally with great ambition, I wanted to be like vision and Tim ferris or Elon musk, people who have a significant impact in the world
That is when I got lost, as the pressure of succeeding in this journey paralyses me. (long story short) I realise that some things are out of my control and the only way I can truly live life is to accept that:
To be a human positive, it is ta way of life and I should be just as content to serve neighbours as the community.
Fate is not bias and there are times when the oppourtunities will come, but if they don’t, I will be just as content, as i am doing this for non other than myself and my spiritual growth.
This clock will not be accurate, I might die tomorrow, a powerful fact i want to remind myself. Life is unexpected, there is no security we will live till 50, 60, or 70, but why save up so that we can retire at an age we are not sure we will reach.
That is when is started my asking quest,
Out of the 24 years of my life, that is 8760 days, how much is something I call my own?
I survived for 9 thousand days but only a fraction is my own. All the days spent gaming, caring for people’s feelings, getting drunk, cut them out, what is left?
What if, I invested all those time to growing myself, I might be sombody already.
If I were to die tomorrow, and my life flashes by me, what would be highlighted?
This became my north star, thou my life direction change, the end goal is the same, to be a human positive in the world.
Fate might give me the chance to lead a cause, like vision or tim or seth godin, but if fate left me with 5 of my closest friends and family, equally content, as this is not about the stage, it is about to live. the things out of my control should be just that, out of my control.
That way, I would be like how I just started, eager to please and easily wavered by society, as in truth, you should care about living your life and me mine, that is already a lifetime challenge.
the service of a good citizen is never useless: being heard and seen, he helps by his expression, a nod of his head, a stubborn silence, even his gait.
if he is not, so be it, as the reason is to satisfy the soul
So that I be who I inspire to be, and have no regrets as I have lived life to the fullest, even if I die.