What if you knew what lie ahead? If your life were scripted word for word and you could read forward to the very end of the book, to the last day of your life, would you be tempted or would you prefer to take things day by day, relishing each precious moment? There are times when I wobble in between each state. Truth be told, if I knew the exact day my life would end, I’m not sure I would do much differently. I already take emotional bungee jumps (a bit too afraid of doing so physically), so that wouldn’t be it. I live juicy and colorfully. I tell people how I feel about them, never missing a chance to ‘spread the luv’. The one thing I would do differently is refrain from second guessing myself and tame my inner critic/chattering monkey mind, since I spend a fair amount of time engaged in inner dialog that discombobulates my intention to create the life of my dreams. It’s like attempting to run a marathon with a 50 pound weight attached to my ankle. So, in the absence of certainty of my day of dispatch, I prefer to live as if it would be forever or in the words of one of my favorite poets, Kahlil Gibran:
“For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?”
I prefer to seek God unencumbered while I am still breathing and dancing and melting.
Since we don’t always know what’s down the road…let’s enjoy the ride, breeze out the window, with good traveling companions, singing at the top of our lungs (seatbelts fastened, of course:), using the AGS (Angelic Guidance System) Who needs a map or a GPS when you have that close at hand/heart? Y’all wanna come along?
http://youtu.be/9viJcd_0b9E The End of the Line by The Traveling Wilburys