I heard Bill Bauman ask this of a group recently. Many of the participants were startled by the question and you could almost see the wheels turning in their minds as they pondered it with regard to their own lives.
Other ways to ask it are, “How dead will you be?” or “Will you hide from life?” (Bill Bauman) But no matter how you ask the question, the result is the same — serious reflection on how you are showing up (or not) to life.
What if all the reasons (excuses) you have had for not doing this or not trying that were just made-up stories and weren’t real?
I’m here to tell you that it really is that simple — we are the only thing in our own way. When we stop tripping ourselves up, it’s amazing how life just flows forward with grace and ease. When we stop believing in all the stories and reasons why not, we are giving life the ‘go’ signal.
I encourage you to take a moment to think about this with regard to your own life. Are you fully living your life or just going through the motions? Do you feel passion and a zest for life? And if not, remember that you are the only thing stopping you from living your best life.
Make a conscious decision today to be fully alive, fully present and fully living your life.