Updated post from the spring of 2008.
Sometimes the calculator can be your best friend. Today I decided to do an exercise long overdue.
I added up the sum of my days on this planet we call earth. That number turned out to be 15,492 days. Birth, school yard wonder, working for a living, falling in love, and being found by the vision. What a statement in a time when we have little time to stop and think.
The numbering of your days is important. The following are my reasons for embracing the miracle and exercise:
- Numbering your days sobers you. We can get drunk on success, materials and prestige
- In the words of a great songwriter; “we’re only immortal for a limited time“
- Creates urgency to do and to dream
- Settles you down from worrying about things you’ve got no control over
- Makes you realize that safety is a myth. God wired us for risk and adventure
- Helps you avoid regrets
- Kills the counter-genuine cells. Screams the importance of keeping things real
- Makes you realize your terminal and that you don’t have to wait for a diagnosis
- Builds courage
- Makes every smell, taste and delight precious. Sort of like a 2000 Barolo or the voice of Michael Franks
Number your days, because they’re numbering you.