Your Legacy: What Will It Be?
What is important for you for your legacy?
Sogyal Rinpoche writes in “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying” that regular contemplation of death can lead to a deep experience of joy as old attachments and negative habits are released.
What do you want people to remember about you? How would you like your funeral to be: a celebration or something respectful? Would you like your obituary to be funny and lighthearted or serious and thoughtful? Are you thinking of creating a scholarship in your name or choose to be memorialized in another way?
Your legacy can be for the world to know or for those closest to you. Some of the things that you might choose to consider creating:
- Your personal story
- Family history
- Stories behind personal possessions such as art, antiques, or jewelry
- Creative projects and more
TIP: Preplan as much of your funeral as you wish so your heirs know your desire and can spend time grieving.