What would you do if money was not an issue?


Bettina M. Gordon, (c) photo by Nathalie Schueller

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Today two weeks ago the end of the world came and went. The much hyped date of 12.21.12 passed and the only thing that came to an end was the Mayan calendar and the year 2012, but we are still here – alive and kicking!

This time we dodged a bullet my friend, you and I. The world did not end and we are still alive. But can we be absolutely sure that you and I will still be around in 10 year from now? Five years? Even two years from now?

The older I get, the more I realize that my time, my life, is finite. Today I woke up in the morning thinking about my birthday next week (1/9 if you want to drop me a note) and panicking:  “Holy cow, I am going to be X!” (censored ;-))

The years go by and time seems to run through my fingers. The world, of course, is not going to end. But my life will at some point.  So what I do with my life NOW, how I live it, engage in it, honor it, truly matters. I often find myself wondering, “Am I really living my life to my full potential?”

I was deep in this thought when I came across this powerful 3 minute video that punched me in the guts. I got chills. And I knew I wanted to share it with you.

This video is really for all of us artists, musicians, writers and craftsmen who put on suits and pencil skirts and boardroom faces to show up for corporate jobs and traditional work. It’s narrated by the late philosopher Alan Watts, who  has one essential question for the viewers: what would you do if money was not an issue?

Gut-wrenching, isn’t it?!

Many people believe that we are in the midst of a seismic shift of global consciousness. They believe that we are transitioning to the Age of Aquarius and that there is powerful energy around us to support that shift.

I ultimately can’t say whether this is true or not.  Or if that even matters.  But I can tell you this: what matters is that we are all alive right now.  And that we have the opportunity to enjoy life and make a positive impact in the lives of others. 

So today, now, commit to doing what you would love to do if money did not matter. Do it part-time, from time-to-time, do what you love even if only for a few minutes a day or per week. Practice your passion. Encourage others to practice theirs. Especially the children. 

Commit to an action within one week of today. DO IT. 

Dust off your paint brushes and schedule a painting class. Sign up for a photography course. Buy that sewing machine and that piece of fabric you need for the superhero costume for your grandbaby. Give piano lessons to a neighbor or just get up on a Sunday morning and play for yourself and to yourself. Become a foster-parent for a dog rescue organization and safe lives. Drive to the nearest horse farm and smell the breath of the mare when you touch her incredibly soft nostrils.

Do something that lights you up and your light will shine on the people around you. 

This is how I will honor my gift in 2013: I will leave my home office more often and hone my skill and love for storytelling. I will publish stories every week this year telling you about the amazing people I met on my travels and the awesome places I discovered. I will share what I learned about life and how to transform it.

I light up when I travel and explore. I commit to sharing this light with you in all my stories this year!

What will you do? Let us know below in the comment section what you commit to, so we can support you and your gift!

Feed your soul. Enjoy being alive.


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Category: Your Call to Adventure

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