There is a moment in the film About Time (DO NOT miss these 3 minutes – guaranteed to change your day!) where the main character reflects something unique and beautiful. Though he has the ability to travel through time, he doesn’t. Instead, he chooses to live each day to the very fullest. He says:
“I just try to live every day as if I’ve deliberately come back to this one day, to enjoy it, as if it was the full final day of my extraordinary, ordinary life.”
Easier said than done, for sure. We often get tripped up in Life. For every step forward, it feels as if we take two steps back. When that happens, it’s easy to recall our past blunders and our fear of making more of those mistakes sneaks in — which then has us looking toward the past to solidify our story of how it will go — or the future to ‘hope’ for something different. It is easy to forget that our lives are happening right this very minute. Now.
Today is Monday, August 24th. YOUR day. How will it go? You get to say.
Practice mindfulness and meditation to quiet your inner anxieties. Maybe soak up a little extra sunshine. Smile at a stranger – or 10. Enjoy your food – like, make love to it. Feel with abandon. ALL of it.
See how differently life moves within you.
Our main character from “About Time” reminds us:
“We’re all traveling through time together, every day of our lives. All we can do is do our best to relish this remarkable ride.“
Your life is today. Relish it… and practice living it as the final day of your extraordinary, ordinary life. Be remarkable.
If you need a little jump in shaking up your world… start here…