“For now we live” can be interpreted two ways. We can read it as meaning we live for the present moment – for now. Or, we can read it as more of a declaration of our impermanence – for now, we live. A simple, yet powerful mantra for reflection.
It reminds us that no matter what challenges we face today, the Life we don’t know will be here tomorrow. If you purchased a plot of land to be used as a public cemetery for use in your community, you may in fact own that land, but the deed to the land grants you no ownership over death. Upon death, the land will inevitably own you.