Consciousness Awakening · Mindfulness

How Will Your “Dash” Be Remembered?

Every person’s headstone has a birthdate and a death date, but it’s the dash in-between that will define a person’s legacy.

How do you want to be remembered? Do you want to be remembered as a loving and compassionate person—one who treated everyone with dignity and kindness? Would you like to be remembered as a person who placed others’ needs above your own?

How will your dash be remembered?

Personally, I would like future generations to remember me as one who inspired and uplifted others to become the best version of themselves. I believe in the inestimability of every human being. I am of the belief that every human life is sacred and each person has a unique purpose to fulfill—to make the world a better place. 

I would also have you believe that every person, regardless of that person’s race, ethnicity, gender, or worldview deserves an opportunity to lead a happy and productive life. Your life matters and so does that of your neighbor—even those with whom you disagree.

It is easy to become distracted by the voluminous noise and sight of indifference and intolerance that attempt to drown out the best of humanity. Furthermore, one can spend his or her entire life mired in the self-destructive pursuit of materialism and pleasure without ever pausing to consider the true meaning of his or her life.

How will your dash be remembered?

Will you be remembered as a good parent to your child(ren)? What about an endearing friend? A loyal spouse? A good co-worker? A model citizen?

What mark will you leave on this beautiful planet called Earth? Will your legacy be defined as one who cared for the environment? Would you like others to remember you as one who constructed new paradigms for diversity and inclusion? Do you want to be remembered as a catalyst for social changea person who stood for justice and equality?

Will you go down in history as a change agent— one who left a legacy of positive and selfless actions? What aspect of your life do you want others to talk about and celebrate for generations to come?

Whether we intend to or not, each of us will leave a legacy for tomorrow. So, how will your dash be remembered?

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9 thoughts on “How Will Your “Dash” Be Remembered?

  1. This post reminded me of a poem by H.W.Longfellow.
    I can only remember a few lines:
    Lives of great men
    All remind us,
    We can make our lives sublime.
    Leave behind us,
    Footsteps on the sands of time.

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  2. This blog really makes me think about my past, present, and how the future may play out while on the same path…or in a change of course.

    Great post and very inspiring!

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  3. This a great post, what is our legacy. I feel our legacy can be forgotten over the generations, unless we really make a mark on the world.

    Even if dont make huge mark on the world and we are remembered by those close to ys, some will remember us with live and others not. But, life us perspective you can be the best but if someone wishes to dislike you then we cant control that. So we might that dash count, create a legacy if goodness, but no matter your goodness there will always be a negative perspective even though your intention was whole heartedly good..

    We cant please all and we can leave a legacy, but a negative prespective that is all it take to stop the legacy being great..

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