If you knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that you only had a year of your life ahead of you, healthy, strong and vital, how would you be living your life starting today? I imagine that you’d take a good look at every area of your life and reexamine your priorities.
Let’s take a moment right now and consider the questions below:
The truth is, whether you live one or fifty more years, life spins by in the blink of an eye and we cannot afford to postpone our full expression. I encourage you to truly contemplate these questions and write them down. Take time each morning to fully answer each question and then create an order of priority for your To Do or To Be list.
As an example, if dancing, singing and nurturing time with dear friends are at the top of your Joy list, create a timeline for the week including one or more of these activities. There’s a potent power in writing down your goals, visions and intentions each week and making them a priority to include in your field of activities.
Let’s say you compose your list on a Sunday and the following Sunday you review the list and check off all that you’ve fulfilled. It’s quite validating each time that you check off your accomplishments, as it reminds you that you’re staying true to your deepest desires. If some of the activities are not completed, you have the opportunity to be kind to yourself and simply extend it over to the week ahead.
Allow yourself to really think outside the box and give a sense of spaciousness to your visions.
It’s liberating to remember that there is no one holding you back. Take a moment right now, close your eyes and imagine what it feels like to truly soar....no gravity, heavy thoughts or feelings that weigh you down.
Now, take this sense of weightlessness and allow it to infuse a quality of freedom into your moment-to-moment set of choices. Living from this lighter state of being, your energy system is open and receptive to life’s perfect flow and rhythm operating as your life. You are now living in your heightened state of expression and whenever your precious life does comes to completion, you will know that it was fully embraced, loved and cherished.
Carl Studna is a world-renowned photographer, inspirational speaker, teacher and award winning author. Carl’s intimate portraits of influential people ranging from Sir Paul McCartney to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, are published and known worldwide. Carl has taken his message and experiences to print in his book, CLICK! Choosing Love…One Frame at a Time. Studna’s innovative work, the LuminEssence Method©, teaches a new paradigm for radiating the light that resides within revealing each person’s authentic gifts.
(c) Photography by Carl Studna