What do you want to leave behind when you die? What will you regret not doing, not saying at the before your life is over?
How do we create a 'life well-lived'? These are all questions I have as I age and move closer to death.
Years ago I first heard the phrase 'living a life of no regret'. At that time, in my 40's, it had an impact but not a huge one. At 50 I went into the Peace Corps and one experience while traveling from Belize to Honduras really helped me understand this statement. In a boat in the middle of the Bay of Honduras I was pretty sure we were not going to make it to safety in the middle of the night. I thought then: well, if this is IT, the end, what regrets do I have?
We had hours in the dark and stormy sea to sit and hope for help. In those hours the 'regret' question kept coming up and I realized that before I left the United States and home, I had done a lot of repair work with those I felt I had wronged. Or hurt. Or ignored. That repair work was painful but left me, on that night, feeling clear that I did not have any major regrets. That if our boat sank in the middle of the Bay, although I did not want to die, I would not die with regrets.
So what do you regret? If you were told tomorrow you have a year to live, a month to live, weeks to live...what would you do? Where would you start? I can help if you call/text 360-432-1236.
I really like this quote. It reminds me of one of the sayings of Mother Theresa about kindness and how important a smile, a kind word can be to others. Sometimes we don't have to do big things to make a difference: just being with another, a kind word, a smile, a sweet gesture can have more impact that we can ever know.
So remember: we are all just walking each other home. It can be as simple as that.
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I have been fortunate over my many years of working with people to have very few people come in with the belief that they are a victim in their life story. Sometimes people 'sort of' believe that. And, I have found, over time they are able to let go of that old belief and really begin to make the changes they want.
And sometimes it is hard to take control, to take responsibility. But without taking responsibility, nothing of substance ever really changes.
I remember when, in my early 40's, I first learned of this concept: that I am totally responsible for my life. I remember being a bit down for a while. This was a new idea for me. Although I was raised by a strong woman who was very responsible outwardly, in so many ways she blamed everyone else for her inner sorrows.
And I know it is hard to grow up. To really change your life story so that you are the sole author.
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I am a catalyst for others, helping people continue, over their entire life span - preconception, conception, in the womb and after - to grow, learn, heal so that each person can live their deepest longings. This is my passion.
Adventurer, lover of beauty, seeking clarity, harmony & balance. Compassionate. Just. Fair. Grateful. Hugely grateful.