Everybody Should Live Every Day Like This

Today was a great day.

Today, something happened that changed my life. I won’t go into the details, so don’t ask. But as I was sitting on my front porch this afternoon, I had a profound realization:

Right now, even though I have some unfinished commitments, right at this moment, I feel no external pressure. For the first time in a long time – I can’t even remember when – I feel like I have 100% complete, total choice over what I do right now, tonight, tomorrow, etc. I’ve known that for a long time intellectually, but now I truly feel it.

I have things I want to do. I have commitments I want to keep. But I have nothing that I feel like I have to do, as soon as possible, or my life might just collapse around me.

That’s a powerful place to be. I plan to stay in this place. I feel better than I’ve felt in years (and that’s saying something, ‘cause I’m generally a pretty happy guy). And it is my most sincere wish that everyone in the world could find their way to this place and live every day like this.

5 Comments

  1. Sean Patrick Simpson

    That’s so great Scott! I know exactly what you mean with the experience. It’s when you experience a state of total presence. The incessant stream of thoughts slow down, and quite possibly even cease to exist for the time being.

    It is a great place of non-resistance. I believe it’s when we become totally aware and step outside of the ego which was earlier in control, and are instead witness to that part of you, which you now realize is not ‘in control.’

    I find that my greatest ideas and insights actually come from that place. In fact, whenever I write my blog posts I make it a point to meditate prior to it so that I can be in the most present state possible where the material I’m supposed to write comes flowing out on it’s own!

    Great for you!

    –Sean Patrick Simpson
    **The Mindset Apprentice**
    Twitter ID @vpsean

  2. Scott Allen

    In fact, Sean, it felt so good I basically spent the weekend relishing in it. I stayed mostly unplugged for three days. Sorry that meant pushing back my follow-up with you a couple of days, but I know you understand. :-)

  3. Tegan Saunders

    Thanks for sharing your realization. I highly suggest that we must live each day as if it is the first day of our lives. We should accomplish what we can do now. We must be very appreciative on the people around us and life that we have. We may have unfinished businesses but let us always remember the importance of investing for eternal life.

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