Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Here's how I think about my life. Maybe I only have 5 years left, or 10. Maybe cancer will creep its way back into my body. Or maybe not - maybe I'll die from old age, instead. Maybe I'll run my last 10kms at 95.
That's a lot of maybes. These are the things we can never know - the whens and hows of our own demise. Death's beyond uncertain, it's unfathomable. And yeah, of course there are times I can't stop thinking about it. But you know what helps? Change.
"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ― Neale Donald Walsch.
I love that quote. It's so spot on. For me, moving away from the comfortable in my life is like a pool of icy water - it's not easy to immerse myself, but doing so helps me remember that right now, right here, I'm alive. I'm breathing, I'm living, I'm thriving. And I can do whatever the hell I want.
So can you. Shit will happen. Death - the ultimate shit, in my opinion - will happen. But what you can control is how you experience things until then. Get out there. Do stuff. Live.
And once you get used to the idea that you're mortal - and that it's ok to be mortal - all the other worries tend to fade a bit, too. So find the edge of your comfort zone, plunge into the world, grow yourself.
See you out there,Amanda xx