This week’s teachable moment comes from a quote that I reflected on. Take a moment to read it, then reread it slowly letting the words sink in.
When asked what surprised him about humanity the most, the Dalai Lama replied:
“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
Does this apply to you at all? What portion speaks to you the most? Is this the wake up call you needed today? What changes can you make in your life so that when you read this, you can look back on it satisfied that it doesn’t apply to you? Can you implement the changes in your life today? How badly do you want to live a fulfilling and prosperous life? What’s stopping you? How can you get around it? I encourage you to really marinate on some of these questions and journal your answers or come up with a plan if you are in that point in your life that you’re ready for a chance and want to take a step to creating the life you want.
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