To start I would like to acknowledge that this post has been beautiful and profoundly inspired by
7 – How Many Days Can Be Extraordinary” by Dan Zadra and Kobi Yamada! Furthermore I would like to honour the creator of the image above, whomever you are :)
How old are you?
A new born babe (in which case, congrats on your prodigious ability to read)
A 26 year old….or maybe
A 54 year old?
If you are not these ages exactly, pick the closest…it will all make sense in the end J
30,000 mornings, 30,000 sunrises that herald another day of opportunity for you. Why 30,000 you ask? Well because 30,000 mornings is the average number that a person will see in their lifetime.
If you are 26, you likely still have about 20,000 mornings to get up and get doing.
If you are 54 years young, you still have an average 10,000 sunrises to bring a sparkle to your eye and put a spring in your step.
Just to clarify I am not writing this post to put more pressure on your, or depress you! I am actually writing it to give you the opportunity to step back into awareness about whether you are living, or dying. About whether you are spending these precious mornings the way you really want to?
When working through Dan and Kobi’s rather fantastic little awareness exercise of a book, just after finishing up yet another hectic semester of study I realised that for weeks I was doing the zombie thing. I had no awareness of my surroundings, my much loved sunsets, my family, friends or myself. I was turning into a zombie, I was a zombie.
Now I can hear you saying, but sometimes life’s just too busy, you ‘can’t’ always stop and smell the roses.
To that I ask this;
You get this one moment, that’s it – nothing more is guaranteed; are you really going to deny yourself the pleasure of one minute enjoying the sunrise, those infamous roses or a hug from the people that make your heart sing?
Neither option is impossible and neither is wrong, it’s not about right and wrong, it’s ALL possible – you just need to choose the life you want to be living and be in action to make it happen!
Now, go find yourself a sunrise to be happy about, or a sunset to be grateful for – let these two daily events start and finish your days with an open, inspired, grateful mind & heart.
How many more times will you see a full moon?
Love & Peace,