“Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, and your values become your destiny.” Mahatma Gandhi
Is there something that you wish to do, but don’t have enough courage?
Are there some unspoken words that you haven’t dared to speak out loud?
Do you have that one dream you keep dreaming about, but you don’t fight for enough?
Is there somebody you love but you haven’t told them, because you’re scared of their reaction or you think the time isn’t right?
I’m sure that many of you reading this right now will nod their heads in agreement to some of these questions.
You will think that convenient thought that usually pops up out of habit like: there is still time or another time or it’s too early or it’s too late for that now… and then comes the next not very encouraging thought and the next… So before you know it, you will find yourself in a vicious circle of your excuses – You quit before you even started.
Yes, it’s all just excuses…
It’s never too early or late to start living your dreams, to live the life you truly want.
It’s never too early or late to tell somebody that you love them.
But what is all this waiting?
Waiting for what? For whom?
All that matters to us for whatever reason we tend to “postpone” to tomorrow, next month, year…
And I don’t just mean things or our dreams and wishes, plans… I mean us people too.
I am witnessing this strange new time where even love can be “postponed”.
It is left for some “better days“, for “a better tomorrow“.
Many people seem to be in the mood of “you know I do care about you, but let’s get together in a few years.. until I get my stuff together” and similar reasons.
Even I have had to listen to enough such excuses.
We think there will be time.
But I wonder: Will there really?
Have you ever considered that “tomorrow” might, but doesn’t have to come?
That the same “tomorrow” we keep waiting for actually isn’t 100% promised to absolutely none of us.
So what now?
Do you keep going as before or do you choose to live life completely as if tomorrow doesn’t exist?
A couple months ago I had to make a very ordinary decision. I was undecided. My heart was saying yes, my mind no. My soul was at a crossroads.
I didn’t know what to do or how to act, even though I was yearning to act in accordance with my heart because that’s always when I know that I am myself.
I asked myself then: “Žana, if you knew you had only five days to live, what would you do and would you even hesitate?”
I think you know the answer.
I chose to live life like there is no tomorrow. Free and unburdened.
I chose to enjoy every new day. I chose to be grateful, because I know that every day is a priceless gift from God.
I chose not to quit my dreams, no matter how far away their fulfilment seemed.
I chose to look at this world through the eyes of a child, because it really is magical.
I chose to love myself and the people I care about, without conditions.
I chose to say what I thought and felt out loud whenever I felt like it. I chose not to suppress my emotions. I chose not to be ashamed of them.
I chose life, right here and in this moment.
What do you choose?