Create a list of the activities you enjoy doing, and populate your days with them. Try to do as many of them as you can every day, even if just for a short period of time. Remember that one minute counts. It may be one mindful breath, one mindful body stretch, or one mindful expression of gratitude and kindness. It may be as simple as taking a few steps outside in nature, watching the sunrise, or feeling the breeze on your skin. It may be hiking in the mountains, riding your bike, or catching a wave. It may be adding just a few sentences to the book you’re writing, playing just a few chords of the song you’re learning to play on your guitar, or adding just a few touches to the watercolor you’re painting. It may be simply exercising, meditating, or giving yourself permission to rest and relax. It may be taking time to listen to music you like, or calmly read that book you have always wanted to read but have repeatedly put aside, imagining that a better time to peruse it would soon come. It may be contacting your friends to tell them how much you appreciate them, or, even better, creating opportunities to hang out with them. It may be going out and serving those in need. Whatever it may be – whatever enhances the enjoyment of your life — go ahead and do it. And since there’s not enough time to do them all, do at least a little bit of one of the things you enjoy. And if the conditions are not there to do them perfectly, do them imperfectly. Just do them anyway, today and every day! Create the life you want to live. Don’t wait any longer. Life is short.
Piero Falci is an author and educator who believes that the inner work that leads to personal awakening and transformation is indispensable to create a wholesome world. He is an explorer of the mysteries of life who loves to observe, reflect, and write, and who not only strives to live a life that matters, but also hopes to inspire others to do the same. He is a promoter of peace who believes in advancing the idea that Heaven is here if we want it to be. He teaches mindfulness meditation, mindful living, and the acclaimed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program as taught at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He organizes Silent Peace Walks.
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– “Peaceful Ways – The Power of Making Your Wishes Come True”
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– “Silent Peace Walk”