Your last day
Thinking about “your last day” came from reading Og Mandino’s scroll “Live each day as if it is your last day”. As a result, I now try to make the most out of every day. This becomes especially relevant because I’ve read this scroll so many times, three times a day for a month. The importance of it is to be mindful and to be present always. If I can remember to be mindful, this puts me in a state of feeling alive in every moment of the now. What I found in my experience is that I remember, then I forget and then I remember again. I find it hard to stay in the remember to be mindful all the time.
Live in the Moment
Live in the moment, for I no longer have yesterday and tomorrow is not a given. All I have is Now. I was asked in the Master Key class, to buy a newspaper every day and read the obituaries that were posted that day. Why?
It was an exercise that emphasized the fact that our lives are finite. I bought the paper daily and looked at the picture in the obituary and read the person’s story. It strikes me that many people are blessed to live a long life. The wrinkles on their face are well earned and also tell a bit about how hard their life was. Children and people whose lives were taken early, gave me pause and gratitude for how long I have been lucky to be here.
Most of us have a sense of the miracle of our own life. But, so much of the time, we find it difficult to think about the end to this journey we call our life, our last day. Reading this chapter three x’s a day brought it home for me, Live each day as if it were your last day. “I live this day as if it is my last day. I avoid with fury the killers of time. Procrastination I destroy with action…….” This makes me grateful for every day.
First of all, I live my life with purpose and make the decision to be happy. I decide to be happy and to be present. Writing down the things I am grateful for daily, is making my awareness grow for all the little and big things that make my life so enjoyable. I am so happy to be alive and have so much to be grateful for. I no longer take anything for granted. I am especially grateful for my beautiful family who I love so very much. They are everything to me.
Being still and focusing on my breath helps to quiet and calm the mind. This quiet time also gives me an extended sense of gratitude for all that I have. Being mindful creates heightened awareness. Being mindful helps us appreciate the beauty in others. Mindfulness allows us to be in the present, in the Now of the moment.
NOW is all we ever have. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is hoped for. Being in a mindful state is to notice what is going on in my life. What must I do next is to be responsive in the moment. This is very empowering. Gives me freedom to be more of myself and go for what I want and what is important to me.
Think and imagine the life you want
The Master Key Process has been a lesson in the power of our mind and the power of thought.
- Meditation is the time to be still and listen
- Be present and in the moment.
- Be who you are to be.
- Be the most of who you can be.
I am so grateful to go through this process. The Master Key Process has led me through this process of discovery of who I am and what is possible for my future. Use the Power of Thought to get what you want.