Imagine if you were able to lead your life with the enduring understanding that your days are limited.
If we’re lucky, we’ll have a long life of health and prosperity ahead of us. But the truth is, we never really know when our ultimate impermanence will be upon us.
We are not promised tomorrow.
What if you were to live each day of your life as if it were your last? How would you live your live differently?
Forgive and Forget
We believe that resentment and anger will harm those who may have caused us hurt, but this is much the opposite.
I urge you to let them go.
Choosing forgiveness and reconciliation, even when apologies haven’t been granted, is a path of righteousness and humility.
It is a gift to yourself to release animosity that no longer serves your life. And in doing so, you make more space for freedom and joy.
Say What You Need to Say
A common sentiment expressed at a loved ones’ passing is regret over what words could have, but were not said.
Instead of waiting until it's too late, express your love and appreciation to those who matter NOW.
Be vulnerable and bold in bearing your heart to those in your life.
Tell your best friend how her humor helps you through hard times or how your boss’s words of encouragement leave you feeling wildly blessed.
In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.
Take the risk.
Love fiercely and fearlessly. It’s what we’re here to do. It’s what lights up our life after all.
Be Here Now
It’s commonplace for our mind to get wrapped up in regret over the past, and consumed by fear and anxiety over the future. When you catch your thoughts slipping into these habitual patterns, take a deep breath, ground yourself and return to this knowing:
You cannot change what has already been written and your worries are absorbed by a future that does not exist in this moment.
This moment is all that we ever have.
Give yourself permission to accept what has happened in your past.
Whatever will be, will be, therefore be at ease.
All that we are seeking and grasping for in life and all the contentment and peace we are chasing... can be found in this very moment.
Cultivate your mind and learn to live it.
“Life is Too Short”… So Go Enjoy It!
As you wake to each new day, I want you to reflect on what you will do with this precious, fleeting life.
What will you do today that matters… to you? How will you uplift yourself and others? What actions can you take to set your passions and enthusiasm aflame?
- Do what you love and try your best in it.
- Take risks, invest in your potential and celebrate all the blessings and gifts that surround you.
- Don’t fixate on petty issues and strive to see the beauty in all situations.
- Live today and the next, and the next… as if it were your last. Live it to the fullest, as if it were the only you had.
- “Thank you for today, for it is a gift.”
- “I accept my past and release fear of my future.”
- “I live in the here and now.”