Ponder: The Dalai Lama writes, "When we take a good look at how supposedly great personages - emperors, monarchs, and so forth - built huge dwelling places and walls, we see that deep inside their minds was an idea that they would stay in this life forever," (Advice on Dying). Are you spending too much time trying to live forever?
Pray: Dear God, help me not spend too much time worrying about my death, so I don't make an idol of my life. And help me think about my death just enough, that I am not afraid to really live. Amen.