“People living deeply have no fear of death” – Anais Nin
This is scary territory, I commend your courage for reading further, but pause a bit and think deeply about it. You went for a medical check up today, and your doctor decided to confide in you, you have the whole of today and no more, by 12 midnight today, your breath will literally cease! The question for you today is what would you wish you had done?
Many of us spend so much time chasing the wind, we never pause long enough to smell the roses. Many of us have forgotten the priviledge of smell, of touch, of sight, sound, feelings, love, care, hope and life. What would you look back and wish you had spent more time doing? What will you regret you have done? If you have a long list of to do’s, I put it to you, you are not living life deeply. Believe me, you need to!
How deeply are you living? How in touch with the things that really matter to you are you? What one principle matters the most to you? Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of highly effective people, alludes to the presence of true north principles. These are principles that are percieved as right irrespective or religious affiliations or lack of it. They are the unset morally acceptable standards of society. Are you living true to your values?
If you think about it, the greatest regret that people have with a day to die, is the regret of limited expressions.
People they should have told ” I love U”
People they should have spent more time with.
Limited expression of potential, Limited freedom, restrictions from living in line with purpose.
If today was your last, what would you wish you had done differently, what would you do today? We owe it to ourselves to live life deeply. To live aligned lives. I read that the proof of alignment is being able to give the same answer to these 4 questions.
What do you want to do? (desire)
What can you do? (ability)
What should you do? (purpose)
What must you do? (need)
Think about it, suppose today was my last? What have you missed?
If today was my last, I’ll do a number of things, I’ll also do a final post!