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October 5, 2015

The Last Breath

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With every breath we take, it is one less until we die. That should not scare anyone. It should awaken them. When we breath in, we cannot be certain we will do so again. I recall the story of the four zen masters who had finished up their meeting at a temple. The first master says, “I hope to see you all next year”. The second master says, “Next year? You fool! Who knows if we will be here next week” The third master says “Next week, we may not see tomorrow”! The fourth and perhaps the wisest master softly said “Who knows that the next time you breathe out, you will be able to breathe in again”.