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"Come to terms with death. Thereafter, anything is possible." 

-Albert Camus

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Facing your mortality is the starting point for living a deliberate, meaningful, and empowered and life.

The fear of death is natural. Dying is scary. But, avoiding it gives away your power to live the most purposeful life possible.

Drawing on the ancient practice of Memento Mori, Starting Point blends wisdom from Stoics, Buddhists, and hundreds of world-renowned experts to provide a comprehensive toolkit to empower you to live your best life - every single day.  

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Memento Mori [ me-men-toh moh-ree ] Latin. 

remember that you must die.

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By learning to live better with our death, we can at the same time learn to live better with our life. 

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"Since death is certain, but the time of death is uncertain, what is the most important thing"  

-Pema Chodron

wait...   SAY WHAT?!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Won't I be manifesting my death if I acknowledge my mortality?


Nope. There's ZERO data whatsoever that supports this superstition. Just because you're meditating on your mortality doesn't mean you're going to die any sooner. 

In fact, the opposite happens. The sooner you begin meditating on mortality, the sooner you begin to make everyday count.

I'm young, healthy, and have a lot of life ahead of me. Why worry about it now? 


First, swap worry about for wrestle with. The benefit of a Memento Mori practice is that it elicits introspection, fosters resilience, and promotes a deeper understanding of yourself self and the world around you. 

The younger you can develop these qualities in your life journey, the more expansive it will be. 

I have a fear of dying. Will the meditation of my mortality make it go away?


Fear of dying is an evolutionary tool. The goal of facing mortality isn't to eliminate it. Such an endeavor isn't possible, nor all that useful even if it were.

Rather, contemplating mortality for just ten minutes a day surfaces the death anxiety from your subconscious to your conscious mind, allowing it to be reshaped into positive behaviors that benefit you and our society as a whole.

I prefer to stay happy. Isn't acknowledging your own mortality depressing?


Matthieu Ricard, the Buddhist monk considered to be the happiest person alive, meditates on his mortality every morning. Facing the discomfort of your finitude can actually be a source of joy (with practice).

On the flip side, avoiding your mortality has been proved to lead to dysfunctional behavior such as: youth and body obsession, over-consumption, hyper-individualism, and loss of social cohesion. 

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