Jada Pinkett Smith's facebook page, living like "Tomorrow is not promised."
What a stark contrast to the usual hedonist notion of "live like there is no tomorrow." Reminds me of what I tell my clients: "Don't just live like there is no tomorrow. LOVE like there is no tomorrow!"
This Universe is thread together by the stories that we tell, and everyone enjoys a brilliant Love Story. I think it speaks to the soul’s number one desire-- to be loved.
Love is not something we DO. Love is who we ARE, and in this world of crazy-ass ADD distractions, it is easy to forget this basic truth.
LIVING like there is no tomorrow used to imply succumbing to hedonist pleasures. But I like the notion of LOVING like there is no tomorrow for true happiness. In the end, it is not how much money or cars or toys or possessions you have. These are external things that bring fleeting pleasure and don’t sustain happiness. The only thing that is real, is LOVE.
Sure get out and enjoy the sunsets. Read a good book. Take care of your body. And if you wish to be loved, how do you wish to be loved? Be that. Do that. If you are waiting for someone—your twin flame, your soul mate—BE your twin flame. BE your soul mate.
Always kiss goodnight! Don’t hold grudges! Hold your loved ones instead! What do you get out of toeing the ground when it comes to silly-nilly arguments with your loved ones? The satisfaction of being….right? And even if you are right, does this keep you warm at night? Does it feel as good as genuine hugs and kisses from your loved ones? If you love them, gracefully bow out and let them have this one.
Radical forgiveness. Life got less complicated when I started practicing radical forgiveness. Kind of in line with not holding grudges, except this one is not about them, but all about you. I believe that holding grudges kept us safe from harm back in our caveman days, alerting us to possible danger of those who intended future harm based on their past behavior. But the truth is that in this day and age of enlightenment, the best way for you to get over your grudge is to forgive.
Forgiveness frees your heart and mind from the shackles that chain you to outdated, ego-centered paradigms. Every night before you go to bed, forgive someone who has hurt you during the day. If no one has, think of someone from your past whom you may not have forgiven yet. I believe it is best to assume everyone operates from their best intentions. So, visualize them in their light, and just for sake of feeling better, assume that they are operating from their own highest and best self. Even if they have hurt you, it is not a reflection of their true self. You have to assume that at all times, everyone is doing their best, with what they know, with the resources available to them.
LOVE YOUR BODY! Take a moment right now to stop and express gratitude for all that your body does for you! What an amazing machine! If you are healthy, it carries you from day to day, pumping blood, oxygen and prana throughout without you having to think about it. If you are not healthy, you may have to think about it…but the truth of the matter is that your body works hard to make sure your soul has the experience it intended when YOU (Big You) decided to incarnate in this physical reality. The least you can do is to show it some nurturing care. Your soul needs your body to carry out its mission and if you are not taking care of your physical needs, you are missing the point of your spiritual purpose! Show some love by bathing daily, exercise and eating wholesome food choices. Breath work is so important for vitality and enjoying time outdoors reconnects you to your natural self!
Love your mind! Learn something new every day! If you disagree with something, try to see the other side. If nothing else, at least you will know what the other side is thinking and will be more informed when it comes time to (intelligently) express why you disagree with a particular *thing.* Debate is lovable. Arguing is steeped in lower vibrations and not healthy. Learn how to have a healthy debate so that you can love like there is no tomorrow!
TELL THEM YOU LOVE THEM! Never miss an opportunity to tell your loved ones that you love them! Goes without saying. But actions speak louder than words and to that end, never miss an opportunity to SHOW your loved ones that you love them! Paying attention to them when they are in the room with you, doing things that let them know you listen and care like small tokens of affection, giving space when needed, playing their favorite country songs when you really want to listen rock and roll…these small investments bring massive return in your relationship love tanks.
And I want to leave by quoting my favorite band ever:
“In the end the love you take is equal to the love you make.”~Beatles