Don't follow your dreams; chase them.
- Richard Dumb
I haven't posted for a while. I had so many plans of articles that I wanted to post, but I never got round to it! Hey ho.
My friend posted a link on facebook titled Inspiration and Chai - regrets of the dying by Bronnie Ware. I immediatly clicked the link. A project that has always been in the back of my mind was to interview the dying and see what advice they could hail for the young. Not only do I think this is a great project, but, I think we can all learn a lot from the dying. Here is a short list:
1. Wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself and not the life others expected of me.
2.I wish I didn't work so hard. (This is one I keep on mentioning to Aaron, so we can go travelling).
3.I wish I had the courage to express my feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
I think the last one on the list is my favourite. The term "let myself" I think proves that happiness is a state of mind and application of your personal will. I think we've all met that one person, who was the happiest person we've ever met, and they weren't dressed in Gucci living in a house and rich.
So, if happiness is a state of mind, how can it be improved? My personal way is through exercise, yoga, meditation and healthy eating. Then I think the rest of the list can be honoured. Dharma seed is a great source to start learning about active and guided meditation. At Innerspace there is free meditation courses and weekly meetings.
This is my last week at college and then I have three weeks off, and three essays to do! I am hoping that I can do two essays in draft this week and spend a lot of time reading during my time off.
Here's a funny video to watch before the day begins: