The Dalai Lama was asked what surprises him the most and he response was –
“Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
When I can across this quote on one of my favorite sites, Collective Evolution, it blew me away! Not just because it’s true because it resonated so powerfully with me. I often have similar thoughts and they nag at me since I’m sure what to do about it. Do I pick up and move into the wilderness? Do I start home schooling my kid and live off the land so she understands “how to truly live” not be a salve to our society?
Well the Collective Evolution challenges you to a 30 Day challenge of you. So I’ve decided to do it, it’s a good start! I will blog about it periodically throughout the 30 days. Will you join me? If so feel free to send me a message to let me know. Read more…
You have to for the next 30 days spend 1 hour a day focused on you!
There are some guidelines –
Things you can’t do
- No TV, Music, Movies or Games
- Avoid being with people (sounds weird I know, but it’s YOU time.)
- As little distractions as possible
- No napping during this hour
It must be one full hour. Try not to cut corners by counting your morning shower, teeth brushing and cereal eating as your hour. The hour should be at a point in the day where it truly feels like you are taking time out for yourself.
Things you can do
- Meditation/self reflection
- Walking or exercising (no music!)
- Something you love (example: for me it will likely be training for baseball)
- Anything else that you can do alone with little distraction
The overall goal is quite simple: spend more time with just YOURSELF. Some might call this facing yourself, or simply taking some time for YOU.
They suggest doing “something you love” or something new like play guitar, knit, pet your dog or cat. Also suggest using some of the end of the hour to journal about your experience each day. The most important is to STICK TO IT! One hour every day.
It may sound strange but this blog has already been leading me towards this. I’m looking forward to this challenge I know it’ll be rewarding, empowering and at times difficult to slow down time for me. To just be…
Thanks to Collective Evolution go to http://www.collective-evolution.com to check out their amazing site and go to http://go.collective-evolution.com/30-days-of-you-challenge/ to sign up for the challenge.