Life is short. Life is precious. Life is here for the taking.
It could be over for any one of us, at any time. Which can be a morbid thought, but also an opportunity to make sure we’re really awake.
Life is happening now. So we have to live now. We can be so busy making plans and trying to get somewhere, that we forget to live in the moment.
We take things so seriously, and forget to laugh. We hesitate to grab opportunities that come our way, with both hands. We forget to be as enthusiastic, or grateful as we could. We forget to say ‘thank you’, or ’I love you’. We forget to really be here now in our bodies, or to be present with those we care about the most. We forget to really pay attention.
I watched the film ‘Lion’ recently, and felt so inspired. I had to sit for about 10 minutes after it finished just taking it all in!
The themes were around family, connection, hope, determination, and never giving up.
Maybe these things are important to you too.
What does really matter to you? What moves you? What is most meaningful? For you, personally.
Because there is only one of you. There will only ever be one of you in this world. So it’s important that you use the gifts you’ve been given. It’s important that you make the difference that only you can. It’s important that you believe in yourself enough to do this, because nobody else can do it for you.
It relies on you, because nobody else is exactly like you. Nobody else has your voice, your presence, your message. What you have to say, and what you have to offer, matters. It really does.
So don’t hold back. Don’t let a lack of confidence stop you from saying or doing what you want to most. Don’t be afraid to be bold. Don’t be afraid of failure. You may fail, but it’s only ever a failure if you don’t learn from it, and you will.
Don’t give up if there is something you truly want; that you feel is meant for you, in this lifetime. Know that you wouldn’t be given a dream, without the means to somehow achieve it.
Tune into what matters most to you. Practice listening to your heart, as well as your mind, more often.
Live a life that you know would leave you with no regrets, should it all end tomorrow.
And most importantly, whatever you path, wherever you’re aiming, don’t forget to live now and to enjoy every step along the way. Because life is a gift, and you have the privilege of living it right now; a life that can only ever be yours, and yours alone.
Make it count, make it heartfelt, and make it true to you.
If you’d like some help in working out what this looks like for you, you may want to check out my new coaching package – www.kellyjburns.com/inner-jewel-coaching
Offering these sessions, and seeing other people light up and make the difference they were meant to make, is one of the things that really matters, to me 🙂