We've all heard it before, "Live as if today was your last." Its good advice but has become cliche. Maybe for a moment, we consider how we might live differently. But most of us, quickly fall back into the routine of the day.
This is unfortunate. The truth is, our time is limited, our moments precious. Today could be my last day. How could I allow that to practically change the way I live?
I'm a fan of journaling. Writing out my thoughts helps me make sense of all the noise between my ears. I find insights, discover buried emotions, and solve problems as I put pen to page.
Regarding "mortality awareness": consciously facing my death in a way that brings more meaning to life, I've found the following journaling exercise helpful.
I'll ask myself, "If you were to die tonight how would you have wanted to live the preceding 12 hours?"
I asked myself that question today, here's an portion of my response:
That was my answer to the question, "If you were to die tonight how would you have wanted to live the preceding 12 hours?" It changed the way I lived that day.
What would your answer be? Taking a moment to figure that out just might change the way you live today.
During my training as a counselor we'd talk about what was happening "in the room". This was a short hand way to referencing the dynamics and events happening within the counseling room. It encompasses the experience of both "client" and "counselor" as well as the complex interplay between them both. This blog is my reflections of what happens "in the room". To protect confidentiality names are changed and permission has been given for any specific stories shared.
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