I think that the following from Nietzsche is the right way to live.
I love him who reserves no share of spirit for himself, but wants to be wholly the spirit of his virtue: thus he walks as spirit over the bridge.
And the right way to die is:
I love him whose soul is deep even in the wounding, and may perish through a small matter: thus he goes willingly over the bridge.
Can the former zeal be brought to meditation? Can the latter indifference be brought to life?