What would you do out of gratitude
If someone gave you the greatest, most priceless gift you could ever imagine?
You have it, it’s here,
Every single moment is a gift,
Your life is the greatest gift,
Your love is the essence of it
Live with Love,
Love of life
In Gratitude ❤
The question of what impact do I want my life to have today and in the future often occurs to me. When I ask myself this question it allows me to check back in on whether I’m living purposely in that day or not. The above video is a great reminder of living with this spirit.
I find there is the potential otherwise to waste time on things that may become of far lesser importance when were to look back on them. In this way I can aim to be living in each moment and there for those who are around me. In essence it is a sense of coming from a point of what really matters most and then living from there.
In the below guardian article titled the 5 regrets of the dying, Bronnie Ware an Australian nurse documented the top 5 regrets of patients in their last days. The top 5 she recorded were;
1.) I wish I had the courage to live true to myself not to what others expected of me.
2.) I wish I hadn’t worked so hard
3.) I wish I had the courage to express my feelings
4.) I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends
5.) I wish I had let myself be happier
Knowing these regrets of the dying can really get us to reflect on living a full life where we do not waste our time on things that ultimately don’t matter so much. For all of us it can be slightly different in what we perceive to be most valuable, asking the question what will we want to leave behind is a really good way to understand these, what will be and is most important now? Is it money, the people in your life, the experiences you have? What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind. By knowing the answer to these questions we can then proceed to live as much of our days from these values. Some questions I find good for reflecting on this are;
- How do you want to be remembered?
- What do you want to leave behind?
- How can you create the most value today?
If we live from this place in every moment we can be sure to be on purpose, living without regret and knowing we’ve made the most difference possible with our lives ❤
Live from the heart
Live from the heart in all you do
Live from the heart as though everyday could be your last
Valuing all that matters most
Knowing you do your best in all you pursue
Most of all know you wasted nothing,
That in every moment you gave your everything
~ M. L Adams
What is important, what really matters? This is something that we all ask on some deeper level.The answer to which invariably comes when that which is important and really matters most has either gone from our lives or changed in some way.
When we think we may have lost something forever or when we do, we can come to realise the meaning and importance of what really matters. It can sometimes take a loss of this kind for us to realise the importance of something or someone in our lives, but it doesn’t have to.
What really matters and is important is slightly different for us all but one thing that can be guaranteed is that we all already have many of these things existing within our lives right now. Our health, the people in life that we love, the moments we have now, it is these gifts in life that really are precious and priceless.
Within our society today there is so much pressure to always be chasing something more and to have something better, as though we somehow require this or need it to be enough, but where does it stop?
Taking time everyday in our lives to really appreciate all we already have is something I now consider to be vital. The moments that are here right now are the most precious of all, the loved ones that are here, the opportunities we have to give and make a difference, this is what really matters.
We will all experience loss at some level in our lives, but we don’t need to have this experience to realise how precious the moments we have right now are.
All gifts exist here in the present moment, when we recognise each and everyone of them our lives are blissful everyday, there is no room for any depression or anxiety in this type of existence. Take a look around you today and notice all you already are and all you already have, this is what really matters.
With much peace and love,
So often in life we are faced with this question;
Which one to follow; heart or mind
If I follow one what will I find,
If I follow the other will it be right
My heart says one thing and my head disagrees,
The environment pulls me away from my hearts need
My head says I have to, my heart say I don’t want to
My heart feels a pull to; my head is pushed in to
Which do I follow, which one is right
Do I follow my head because I have to;
Or my heart because it feels so right
Heart or Mind? This can be one of life’s difficult questions, where at sometimes it’s easier to know the answer to than at others.
Which would/do you choose to follow?