Facing Death Brings Purpose to Life
Trees are decorated… We have more lights than ever (although, Gary did put a kibosh to my hanging lights without garland on the kitchen window and family room door which he says is tacky and I say the more lights the merrier!). Even the giant Dickens Village is up this year… The presents are all bought except one for Brett…
Even though I am “ready,” I am not ready at all!
After much reflection, I finally figured out why I am not excited for Christmas this year.
I am an orphan.
Dad died last year on March 5th while I was on a cruise, 8 months after mom. Since then I pictured myself in a hot air balloon that is incapable of landing. Unmoored! Ungrounded! Going where? I just don’t know! And, often, I am afraid of where I am going to land.
In 2018, Gary and I lost three amazing men all in their sixties to pancreatic cancer. In 2019 two very close friends were diagnosed with bile duct cancer. Gary says I focus on death a lot. And, I do. But my belief is that, in order to live our lives to the fullest, we must think about our death every single day. Because when I think about death it helps me “get going” and gets me living. Life gives us no guarantees except for life and death.
As a law of attraction coach I know that what we focus on gets bigger and bolder! Focusing on death this time of year is not fun. I can choose to be sad and down or I can choose to be all “knowing.” Knowing I define as giving myself compassion and grace to slow down and be present and not care about the emails pouring in or the house that needs organizing. But to stop and give attention to my intentions!
I give myself permission to think about my death, as it helps me want to live.
Thinking about my death helps me live on purpose with purpose.
Here are 5 ideas to live your life on purpose.
Think about that inevitable moment when you are actually looking back on your life.
Suddenly it will feel less about what you feel you should do and more about what you want to do and have energy for.
Daily, writing down three gratitudes has been life changing. They give me hope for a sparkly day and turn those sparkly days into weeks and those weeks into months and months into years!
Show up being WHO you are.
Pursue what you want, not what others want from you. De-should your life list!
Live your values.
First, you have to identify them. When you learn what they are you stop living blindly. It’s like you turn on a light and you find you’ve been holding a map to your life all along.
Use the code VALUE10 to get $10.00 off the Value Finder.
Listen to your intuition.
It is never wrong. Trust your inner voice. Trusting your inner voice can be hard and very scary, but you will know you are on the right path. If it is scary, it’s usually the right path.
Are You Ready To Make Some Big Changes in 2020 but not sure where to start?
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You have one life to live, just imagine it was one you truly loved!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Grateful for each one of you!