A couple weeks ago I was listening to my teacher Wayne Dyer in the car as usual (it’s either him or hip-hop. Go figure.) I was stuck on the 405 as usual, headed to Equinox Southbay.
He said we should live our lives as if we had 6 months left to live.
I immediately felt better in my gridlock.
Hey Traffic, you don’t bother me anymore! Screw you!
I am not trying to be Debbie Downer here or Ms. Morbid. It’s not a death sentence I am suggesting. It’s your life sentence, your dharma. Wake up.
How would you live? What would you do? Who would you be?
Dr. Dyer said that 6 months is a good time frame to work with because at the end of life many have said that the whole thing feels like it was 6 months or the blink of an eye.
(Don’t be scared.)
Take the challenge.
How would you live? Who would you be?
I know for me, I wouldn’t care about what other people thought.
I would be fearless.
I would finish my book.
I would tell everyone I loved how much I love them. Every day. A hundred times a day maybe. I would kiss more and never fell guilt again. I would call my grandfather again and again.
I would forgive anyone I hadn’t yet.
I would never ever beat myself up or judge myself harshly again.
I would publish a book of my poems. Finally. ( What have I been waiting for?)
There is a whole life inside if me waiting to be lived and as I write this Daily Challenge I realize that I haven’t exactly been living this way. So I am with you, dear Manifesters.
I am taking this bull by the horns. This sucker is mine!
This is not a suggestion that you live without consequence, but rather with intention, with love, and with passion. Do what makes you thrive, what inspires you, what makes you come alive!
One of my favorite quotes is by Eleanor Roosevelt.
I usually joke that she shared it with me over a good glass of Cab.
“Jen, You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”
Ain’t it the truth!
We wouldn’t give a flying hoot what anyone thought anymore.
Why we do now is still something I grapple with. We would be totally self-expressed.
So today’s daily Challenge is to live as if you had 6 months left. In the comment section below share with our readers who you would be, what you would do, how you would live. More importantly, go out and live. Enjoy every flippin’ moment and laugh more, especially at yourself.
Curse more. If you feel like it.
Don’t take sh*t anymore! ( I don’t need to curse more but I will continue on with my potty mouth as long as I please.)
This exercise can easily slip into cliche. Avoid that trap. Stop what you are doing right now. Think truthfully about the answer/s.
Maybe you wouldn’t do damn thing differently. If this is the case, can we please go out for a glass of wine tomorrow night?
You know where to find me. I want to surround myself by people who are living this way.
My friend Kate has a blog that I love called 365 to 30 where she does everything she has ever dreamed of or talked about doing in her 29th year. 365 days to 30. I highly recommend checking it out. http://365til30.com/