Ali, I love these thoughts. 🙂

The tool I’ve used to recognize the “limited availability” of things like the sunset, or the clouds, or a beautiful flower, is that of my own mortality. I remind myself daily that this physical body known as Raam Dev will be gone forever at some point within the next hundred years or so. There will come a point where I no longer exist in this physical form, with these physical experiences, experiencing the world through these eyes, and ears, and other senses.

To really feel and accept that truth is incredibly freeing because it makes me feel immense gratitude and appreciation for everything, every minute. Sure, there are challenges and things can be “difficult” at times, but in the end — in the greater perspective of things — it’s all but a blip in the fabric of time. 🙂