Sunday inspiration: You are already naked

Tomorrow I’ll analyze the riots over the weekend in London and how they tie in with the global unrest that is unfolding as Uranus moves closer to a square to Pluto, fulfilling all of the astrological praophecies.

But today, I’ve gone to an unconventional source for inspiration, Steve Jobs:

Sunday inspiration

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

“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.”

Steve Jobs, commencement address, Stanford University 2005.

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By | 2011-03-27T08:04:10+00:00 March 27th, 2011|Inspiration|2 Comments


  1. Nancy March 27, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Absolutely brilliant! He is a real inspiration in the truest sense of the word. Would that other world leaders/entrepreneurs/people of influence have parallel experiences to show them what is important!

  2. Sabina March 27, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks, Lynn. Perspective is so easy to lose, especially in times like these. Steve puts paid to living a life driven by fear.

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