Guys, let me ask you a simple question today — what is life?
Life ultimately is just a collection of single days. So if a day is all we have, the key to happiness in life is to living this day fully.
Because — what if you would not get another one tomorrow? What if this day would be all you have? Would you live your day different? Would you care so much about the work you need to get done? Would you get into that stupid arguement with the ones you love? Would you spend the last day of your life sitting in that office, looking at that small screen of your computer, hitting this keyboard as if you life depended on it.
What if it really does?
What if you put all the energy and time you had in your life into making someone else happy. What if you had only x amount of days left in your life, and every day you dedicate yourself to someone elses wishes, you are loosing yours. Never forget: This is your life. This is your time to shine! Recourses are limited. Make sure you spend them on what matters to you!
This might be the last day of your life — make it count.
For you — and the ones you love!
Have you ever felt that you are close, very close to realizing something, having an epiphany, an insight, a realization — but it is not yet there? You can almost literally touch it, taste it on your tongue, feel it on your heart — but somehow it still eludes you?
Then you know how I feel. I know, something is about to happen / already happening within me — and I do not yet fully understand it yet. I know my ture self is telling me something, pointing me into one direction, getting me to understand why I am here on earth — but I am not hearing it clearly yet. I know, this is about my journey. I know this is about my future life. I know this is about me, about my future self. It is almost like everything and everyone around me already knows what will happen / is happening with me, but somehow I dont.
All I know is that it is within me. The change I was always wishing for. The power I was hoping to discover one day, the certainty about the impact my life will have on generations to come. This all is in me and it will get out.
this week, I had a mayor realization: Life is nothing more than just 1 day!
Why? Because ultimately all you have is one day. All you have is today! Think about it: the past is the past — nothing you can do about that anymore (apart from changing it in your memory that it becomes as supportive as it can be for you today!) and the future is nothing less then yet another day; one day at a time (if you are fortunate enough to receive it). So really your life comes down to today.
What does that mean? Well, do me it is simple: if you want to enjoy life — make sure you do it today! If you are grateful for someone — make sure you tell them today! If you love someone — dont wait, tell them today! If you want to have freedom in your life — go get it today! If you want travel and explore the world, set your sails today!
I sometimes have the feeling we get trapped in our future goals. Making our happiness conditional with hitting certain achievement levels in the future. Preventing us from being really happy and fulfilled today. But life is nothing more than a day. We receive it this way, we should life it this way.
If today is all we have, all we should care about is to make sure we live it fully, today!
today I want to share again some realizations around visualizations and planning. I started to use this not only for my private life, but also for my professional life — and it works! So last week for example I had to run a full day recruitment event. Something I had never done before, but of course the universal mind knows how to handle easily.
So I decided to sit about it. A couple of ideas came to my mind. For example that I should split the day into individual interview sessions in the morning and group assignments in the afternoon. And what I did next, I would have never done before our MKMMA experience: I decided to run the day in my mind a couple of times, to spot potential difficulties in its set up and further optimize. And that made all the difference. I realized where I need more time to plan buffers. When I need some additional rooms, how to minimize waiting time for candidates, etc.
Honestly, I never expected it to go so well! And what was even better — the day itself ran very smooth, I had a lot of fun, all candidates really enjoyed the day and mentioned the great organization. I was just sitting in there, smiling 🙂
Try it out!
I want to share a big learning for me this week: Silence is inspiration – and inspiration requires silence.
This is what I mean: Do you know the feeling that things seem to get out of your control, because there is simply too much happening in your life? Isnt it fascinating that typically our reaction to feeling overwhelmed by stuff is to try to do more stuff with the given time? Resulting typically in even more things to do, or more precisely the feeling that you should have done even more things already, once you started ticking first things of your mental list?
Well here is the thing — instead of trying to do things and starting to spin your wheels faster, have you ever tried to let go? To take a step back?
To take the time to breath.
To become calm.
to let go.
Did you feel something? Amazing, right? And even now, I promise there are million things running through your head. Things you should be doing, things you feel should have been done already yesterday, things you have to do tomorrow, and things you know you will never get done on time. Well I advise do the same thing.
For me the realization I had was the following — when I took the time to really take a step back and letting go ideas suddenly pop up into my mind. Ideas that help me cut through the feeling of needing to do everything, and allow me to focus and move forward with those things that are the really important once. Things that really make a difference. A difference for ME — and so for YOU.
Since the early weeks of the mkmma experience we read, heard and spoke about the world within and the world without. One of the key concepts was “all growth is from within!”
This week during one of my sits I really understood the deeper truth of this concept. During the flower exercise it just hit me. I was watching the flower grow and realized — I am the flower!
what do I mean by that? Well think about it this way. How does the flower grow? By reaching out. By growing her roots to the borders of her universe and her comfort zone. By dividing and subdividing her cells she stretches forward and attracts everything she needs for fulfillment along the way: nutrients, water, light etc. then and only then when the basement is firmly established she starts to grow towards the sky. Growing again from within applying the same principles of cell growth!
i am the flower. Growing and drawing out what I already have within me. By Stretching myself and reaching out to the borders of my comfortzone – the borders of my daily habits, my old beliefs, my worldviews – I build the foundation of further growh. And it is exactly by doing so that I am able to find, attract and incorporate what feeds my further growth from the inside out: new thoughts new habits new beliefs and the faith to go further into the unknown – one step at a time.
Guys, major realization for me this week:
when I started with the MKMMA programme, my objective was all clear to me: Leave my job at the end of the MKMMA experience. I saw me leaving my job as the real start of my personal hero’s journey. The journey I was so much looking forward to (I love travelling, I love discovery and I love getting out there into the unknown, exploring new places, pioneering and turning unknown into know territory).
Now I realized that the real heros journey is — of course — within. And that I am of course on this journey already — the reading, the sitting, the exercises. Amazing how blind one can be. Waiting and looking forward to the start of a journey, while not realising, that the journey has already started long time ago! Looooooong time ago. Really funny! And I also realized that there is no turning back.
This might soud like a simple realisation, yet to me it is an extremely powerful one. Imagine, I have come so far without actually noticing that the journey I was waiting for has already begun! Just think about how much more powerful this experience will become with me fully realizing that everything I do is a part of this journey, this biggest adventure of my life! Everything I do helps me moving further forward, helping me to explore new places, making new connections, turning the unknown into the known and getting myself one step closer to being my true self.
Guys, I am excited about the next weeks — so bring it on!