I hear people complaing all the time about "not being able to remember or my memory is getting bad". Before I wrote memory is a fallacy.

I hear memory gives some kind of insight into the future. Then, I have also heard that about living in the past is not the best way to live life.

So I am working with, Is it better to have a good memory or develop good practices? What good is memorial? What good are the history books, which were written, according to the people who won? I mean look where we are today and we have the best access, memory, to information than ever before.

I lovingly remember others. Remembering those who have given their lives in service, I reflect upon their sacrifice. My parents always taught me to pray for everybody.

I learn from the lessons they taught and from their accomplishments. I also remember the people who have made a meaningful contribution in my life. Because of them I have learned to live more fully. Whatever I learn becomes a life lesson for me, as I build upon the acts and achievements of those who have gone before me, others may build upon my life's example.

Today I take a few moments to appreciate those who taught me by example, to honor those who showed me the way. Their love and their willingness have changed my life for the better, and I am grateful. I don't do it in memory, I do that in my daily practices which are based upon life lessons.

So I do not put much emphasis on memory as I do in my daily practices. Everyday, I wakeup, I ask myself, What do I need to do today. No memory required, just the ability to see what needs to be done. Rather than doing all that memory stuff, I think we best honor those before us by life lessons and daily practices, but I am still studying this.

"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle."--Abraham Lincoln

Remembering our dead

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