“Because we do not know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, an afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you cannot conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four, or five times more? Perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless.”
~ Brandon Lee, interview from the movie set of The Crow.
So why does it all seem so limitless? In terms of the life of the planet, we are here for less than a blink of an eye. However, it seems like we have been here forever. Because of this feeling, we are lulled into a sense of comfort and habit. Days just passing from one to the other. Dawn to sunset ever so quickly. We realize that the older that we get, the days seem to move faster with no appreciable progress. That is why we are all going through the Master Keys Experience. Learning how to make those days between birth and death, “the dash” meaningful and fulfilling our purpose.
I hadn’t really thought about my longevity until my friend, Dr. Pat McLean was talking about her 100 year journey. I am constantly inspired by my sweet, fun and adventurous friend who is in her late 60’s as she is hopping up on a camel in Egypt, trekking through her yearly hike in the Swiss Alps, exploring Tibet or visiting The Great Wall of China. Pat would just tell you it’s part of her journey to help humanity, heal others and inspire others to live their best life. She certainly inspires me!
This week’s lesson was about taking our dash or timeline, picking our favorite season and recognizing exactly how many of those seasons that we have left. Using Pat’s method, mine looks like 1969-2069. I have always loved all four seasons for their beautiful gifts, but there is something amazing about Spring. Everything fresh, budding with new life, the air with that hint of flowers. In North Texas, everything comes out of hibernation and the grass turns from it’s dull brown to a vibrant green. The smell of bermuda permeates the air along with the energy of the bees coming out to pollinate. There is a humm or buzzing that there is something exciting just about to happen. Almost like you are on the edge of your seat!
Looking at the years we have left is a sobering example for many. No one is guaranteed tomorrow and in Scroll 5, in Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman, we learn that we must act today because if we don’t, we are wasting the wonderful gift that we have been given of making the most out of this day. There is no reason to wait for the perfect time. If it is on your heart to do something, then why aren’t you doing it today? Do it now!!
I have 50 more Springs left in this life. I have 4 more Springs with my daughter at home and 8 more with my son at home. I want to make sure that I can make the MOST out of that time, building memories and experiences that they will be able to carry for the rest of their lives. These will be spent exploring the world, cultures and bringing wellness, purpose & abundance to everyone we encounter.
How are you making your “dash” count?