So I came across this quote by the Dalai Lama. When asked about what surprises him most about humanity, he replied:
"Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die and then dies having never really lived".
How true is this?! I read it and thought: "Man, this guy is one wise monk". At that point, it hit me. Other than spiders and the dark, my worst fear has always been getting older and looking back wishing I had done more with my life. So far I am happy with what I have achieved. It's been a hell of a ride! But I am 30 next birthday. Obviously still young but an age that raises big questions:
- Am I happy with what I am doing?
- If not, do I stay on the hamster wheel or do I grab the bull by the horns and make a change.
Change is always risky, but I refuse to be that person that dies having never really lived. So I am going full steam ahead. If it goes wrong, stuff it! At least I tried. In any event, I am going to do all I can in the present to make sure that doesn't happen. Most importantly, I am going to continue enjoying life.
I hope the Dalai Lama can inspire you as much as he has inspired me. Afterall, happiness is the best thing you can ask for in life anyway.