“We all know that we’re dying…day by day we’re getting closer to our death. The best way to deal with that is to live in a fully conscious, compassionate, loving way.
Many people close to dying have said that same thing, and I think there is a lot of truth in it. Don’t wait until you’re on your deathbed to recognize that this is the only way to live. To quote Stephen Levine, “Love is the only rational act.” The Beatles said it: “Love is all you need.” W. H Auden said it: “Love each other or die.” Many others, including Jesus, have said it, but we don’t listen.
Why don’t we listen? Our egos are always getting in the way, saying, “Me, me first — don’t worry about the other guy.” We have to realize that we must be responsible to and for each other. That is the most loving act we can perform.”
— Morrie Schwartz (“Morrie In His Own Words”)