I went to a visitation last night. It was beautiful. Hundreds of people showed up to pay their respects to the family, and to say farewell to an amazing soul who touched countless lives with her presence. The experience, like so many visitations and funerals do, reminded me of what’s actually important in life.
We live our busy lives going from one activity to the next. We get caught up in the “he said, she said” drama. And rather than love, we allow the materialism of our world to drive our decisions and carve out our life path. We chase and we honor the perceptions of others rather than honoring our hearts. We live life according to made up rules that someone somewhere once told us were more important than allowing our soul to sing–and we believed them rather than believing in ourselves.
Then an event happens to us or around us that peels back the veil. In that moment we wake up. Our eyes become wide open, allowing us to see that believing, honoring and loving ourselves and others is what actually matters in life. The ultimate marathon in life is to forever remain in that moment. The moment of truth.
Today as you’re rushing from one meeting to the next, one email to the next, and one conversation to the next, hold something in your hand that keeps you in the moment of truth. A rock, pen or coin; it doesn’t matter just hold something. And when you feel it in your hand remind yourself to breathe, to be kind to the person receiving your words, and to honor your heart and the relationships in your life above all else.
When we all live in the moment of truth what a beautiful world it will be.
Gina Soleil, is a speaker and acclaimed author of Fuel Your Business: How to energize people, ignite action and drive profit. She blogs and speaks about how to create a business where people are energized, feel good and are happy. Visit Gina Soleil and follow her on Twitter.