#FreedomFebruary is coming to a close, and for the last week of February I want you to live it like you only have this one last week to live.
One day, everyday and someday soon, I hope that you wake up and live as if you only had one week left to live. You'd pay more attention to people you came into contact with throughout the day as if it was the last communication you would have with that person, or maybe even any person. You'd be caring & kind to others...and at the same time you'd hold nothing back. You'd be free of any fear, inhibition, embarrassment, & procrastination. You wouldn't even waste the time to contemplate if others were supposedly judging you, or that you weren't thin enough, pretty enough, smart enough...you would have had enough of wasting your time trying to be enough for everyone else so instead you'd start spending your time being present, in the now.
You wouldn't care what the weather forecast was and you wouldn't let it rule your mood for the day, because it was one of seven days you had left remaining. If it was raining, you'd take a long walk in the rain, without an umbrella, without a rain jacket. You'd delight in the sense of rain drops rolling down your face and the dewy refreshing smell & steamy humidity that a rainy day brings. You'd wake up early just to see the sunrise with all its glory and you'd make sure you were there to capture the last rays of the sunset before it dropped below the horizon. You'd hold all your friends and family close to your heart and cherish the time spent with each and every one. Take these words and apply them to your week.
Apply this mentality to every decision you need to make, in this upcoming week and going forward, and a whole new life will be presented to you that you never knew was there.
You can apply it to any question, like, "What workout will I do today?" Well, ask yourself, what kind of activities would I plan during my final week of life?
Here are a few of mine:
- Hike to the top of the closest mountain or trail to watch the sunset over the hills
- Very early in the morning, I'd Stand-Up Paddleboard out past the waves to the calmer waters and watch the sun as it creeps up from below the ocean's vista
- I'd Fat Tire Bike the most beautiful, untouched beach until there was no one around except for nature, my dog, and my husband and I (and have an unforgettable picnic!)
- I'd take my yoga practice to the sand dunes around the corner from my house, and start my yoga session so that it ends with the sunset
You see, once you apply this mentality, you will begin to build a life that is more connected to nature, connected to your loved ones, connected to any and all strangers, connected to the universe, connected to Divinity. A life in which you revel in everything that you have at your fingertips, everything standing right in front of you. Instead of facing life as if you don't have enough of this or that, you begin to realize that you had everything all along, you just weren't looking in the right place...