Our death is certain. The exact moment of our death is not. Compassionately exploring the truth of impermanence can help us hone in on what’s most important and meaningful for us, clarifying our priorities.
In this episode, Mindfulness Exercises founder, Sean Fargo, leads a 21-minute meditation on death awareness. The meditation begins with a grounding exploration of sensation in the body and breath. We then shift awareness to the miraculous resilience of the body, and also, its fragility.
Deepen your gratitude and appreciation for this present-moment life-sustaining breath, by turning toward the truth that it could be the last.
Please do not practice this if you're struggling with unresolved trauma or depression. A sense of loving awareness, self-compassion and self-forgiveness is very important.)
Find hundreds more guided audio meditations or download 200 meditation scripts to expand your personal practice, or to share with others. To explore how death awareness might help us define our life’s purpose, listen to episode #014, Expanding Your Reach By Choosing a Niche.
About Sean Fargo
Sean Fargo is a former Buddhist monk and the founder of Mindfulness Exercises. The online platform, which has shared free and premium mindfulness resources with over 3 million people worldwide, has now certified over 500 Mindfulness Teachers.
Sean is the lead instructor for the teacher training program, a unique self-paced approach which invites world-renowned mindfulness teachers to share their insights and experiences. Sean has taught mindfulness and meditation for corporations including Facebook, Google and Tesla and for health and government organizations, prisons and hospitals around the world.