your life depended on it.
I was thinking today about how people say you should "live like you are dying." As I thought about it, I thought that really isn't the best way to live. Those who are dying often cannot fully even live.
I was trying to find a way to reframe that idea, just as I have with so many other things. I came up with "live like your life depended on it." Not sure that really works, either, because it would come from something of a fear-based place.
I am sure there is a way to look at it, but I am stymied. It is all too easy to think that because we are alive we are living. Thinking like that allows us to let things slide. It allows us to settle. It allows us to be less than who we are.
I am going to keep thinking about this. If you have any ideas or thoughts, I am all ears.