I got the following in an email today.
Why is it that most people wait for disease or tragedy to strike before they make big changes to their lives?
True tragedy is more than getting ill – it’s not living each moment to it’s full potential.
Why Wait Until Tragedy to Change?
The time is now. Don’t wait for death to knock on your door to make the changes needed in order to be Truly happy and totally fulfilled. For all we know, this may be our last day on Earth … so live it that way.
Here’s a 9-point checklist to help you take inventory of your life and see if you’re living it to its utmost potential.
What would you change in your relationships with others and your Self if you were diagnosed with cancer?
Would you forgive someone (yourself?), spend more time with loved ones, express more appreciation to those who matter?
2. Physical Health
What would you change when it comes to your physical health if you were diagnosed with cancer? Would you cleanse or eat more organic, raw, and superfoods. Would you appreciate the health you have with more exercise and time doing the things you really enjoy with your body?
3. Mental Health
What would you change mentally if you were diagnosed with cancer?
Would you start celebrating life and being more grateful? Would you start focusing more on being positive and less on the negative? Would you let go of the little things that stress you out and just allow them to be? Would you learn something you’re passionate about but have been putting off?
What would you change to deepen your Spiritual connection and practice if you were diagnosed with cancer?
Would you meditate, pray and take more time to be in silence? Would you allow yourself to receive more body work & healing sessions? Would you study philosophy, put more energy into being present with your breath? Would you accept death as a part of life and live your final days as fully as possible?
What would you change when it comes to expressing your creativity if you were diagnosed with Cancer?
Would you draw, paint, write or create video blogs about your journey? Would you build something with your hands, invest more energy into doing the things that really make you feel alive? What would be your creative form of expression to leave the world with?
What would you change to allow more enjoyment into your life if you were diagnosed with cancer?
Would you play more sports, go for more hikes, take up a hobby you’ve always wanted to do, go skydiving or play with your kids? What would you do to really play?
7. Money and Work
What would you do when it comes to your money and work if you were diagnosed with Cancer?
Would you quit stressing about your debts, leave your job and do something you love, go traveling, start up a business or project, give to charities, invest in amazing people & projects, do something more fun… what would it be for you?
8. Nature Connection
What would you do to feel more connected to the Earth and life if you were diagnosed with cancer?
Would you spend more time observing in silence, would you move to the country, go out on more hikes, go to a sweat lodge, do ceremony, go on a wild herb cleanse? What would you change to get more connected?
9. Your Dreams
What would you do to make sure that you lived your dreams as much as possible before dying?
What would you let go of to create the space in your life to make sure your last moments were lived fully? What things would you do, how would you spend your time, where would you go, what bucket list items would you have to check off before exiting Earth?
Pass this on to anyone you Know who needs an Inspirational Dosage of Medicine and share below what you would change in your Life if you were diagnosed with Cancer (if the answer is nothing, then rock on — KEEP LIVING LIKE THAT!).