Recently, I had an epiphany: I am 60 years old and have about 10-20 active years left if I'm lucky. This is not a lot of time, and I have this new urgency regarding living my remaining years well. But, how does one pursue a life well-lived? I do not have a great love and, most likely, will not have grandchildren. These would have been worthy recipients of my time and resources, but I have neither. So, what does one do? I have started reading books, googling ancient wisdom, and talking with friends. Everyone has their own interpretation of a life well-lived, but I've learned some fundamental truths:
Leaving the planet, a better place than you found it
Building strong, profound relationships with others
Exploring the world and soaking it up
Developing a spiritual connection
Generosity and giving back
Not wasting time
Taking care of oneself
Music, art, and books
Conserving the planet's resources
I realize this is a short list, and there is much more. In this blog, I plan to pursue a life well-lived and share my realizations with you. I am hoping you will contribute your own insights. Together we can seek this lofty goal because, as Erwin McManus said, "A life well-lived is the most exquisite work of art."
Looking forward to traveling this exciting new path with you!