Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain said that “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” And, in my experience of counselling people who are coming to terms with the end of their life, I would judge that he was spot-on. Invariably people feel that they could and should have done more with their lives, and regret that there is too little time left to make amends.
So what are you waiting for? Sail away from the harbour and let the winds fill the sails of your life to take you to the distant horizons of your experience.
But, of course, you need to be able to chart your course. You don’t want to be at the mercy of the currents. And to be able to steer your direction, you need first to have explored your inner world, to have become well-acquainted with your innermost feelings and beliefs, to have discovered your passions and talents, so that you embark on a journey out in the world that is congruent with your authentic self. Gandhi said that “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
And, when you have achieved that, your gifts to the world and those around you will be immense.