Imagine it’s the end of your life. You stop, turn to take one final glance back at what was, and then it hits you.
You’ve missed it.
Your life is over and you’ve missed it.
It’s not that you weren’t here physically. You showed up everyday and did the things you needed to do to get through the day. But today was just like yesterday and the day before and the day before that.
Alive. But not quite living.
A near-life experience.
I’ve had periods of my life exactly like that. I remember the younger lost, angry version of me, so focused on what I felt was missing I never acknowledged what I already had. I remember the mature, responsible yet highly-stressed version of me focused on providing for a young family, often overwhelmed with career pressures that would never be left at the office.
TIME KEEPS TICKING Life has a funny way of taking over your life. Sometimes its rather dramatic. But most of the time life is quite subtle, slowly influencing the moments and events of the day, compromising our proactive intentions and replacing them with reactive responses.
A life of reactive responses relegates your hopes and dreams to bucket lists, delaying further your full evolution into all you were created to become.
Think about how you spend the hours of your precious life. Are you spending more time digging out of what’s in front of you than digging in your heels and making a stand for yourself?
You’re the only one who gets to decide how much living actually gets done in your lifetime. Remember, time is always marching forward and it’s surely not waiting for anyone.
Isn’t it time to start living?
It’s a great day to be you!
2 thoughts on “Surviving A Near-Life Experience”
I have the pleasure of knowing Peter, I consider him a good friend. What he has written speaks to me, and I am certain, to others. There is nothing I could add to what he is written so I will simply make it my goal to share these words of wisdom with as many people as possible. Well done my friend—well done.
Thank you for your kind words, Ron. Just trying to spread some good words in an world which I feel certainly needs it.