Learning How to Live

ocean-swim.jpg Steve Jobs has said: “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

It is so true. If you can fast forward in your mind to when you are dead and really contemplate that, a lot of the stuff that seems important now won’t seem important at all. Many of the potential actions that you may want to take that seem scary now won’t seem so scary. What feels scary, in such a mindset of anticipating your death, is living like you are now — if you are living at less than your potential. Most of us — even high achievers — could achieve so much more.

Any many of us are on the completely wrong path.

I like the way Oprah said it on one of her shows on the DVD The Secret. She mentioned that she sees people struggling all the time, struggling against the current. She said she just wants to tell them to turn around and flow with the current. Clearly, she is someone who has mastered the art of flowing with the current.

So if you are struggling against the current, stop. Think about what you believe you are here to manifest. Then turn around, and go with that flow.

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March 2, 2007. life, Passion, personal, Personal Development, Work.

19 Comments

  1. Anon replied:

    Thanks. This really put my life in perspective!

  2. marcynala replied:

    You’re welcome. I’m glad this helped you.

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  4. Dave Prouhet replied:

    Great reminder! The Secret has really taken off, hasn’t it? Intentionality. I have been looking for the next level…and if you get a chance check out what Steve Pavila says about polarity…
    http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2007/02/polarity/

    My blog http://www.businessadvicedaily.com really just deals with business, but I think I will have to start adding some level of articles on intentionality.

    Cheers,
    Dave
    BusinessAdviceDaily.com

  5. Sham replied:

    Hi,
    A thought provoking post.
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    Thank you
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  8. Steve Johnson replied:

    I hope people really think about what you’ve written.

    Scary is relative, isn’t it?

    It’s very awakening to imagine your own funeral and think about what will be said about you — if anything…

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  16. IAmSoOverMe replied:

    Yea in the end we will all meet the same fate

  17. matrix replied:

    yeah post really makes me keep thinking..

    but i think thats life !!

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