This is the front of the postcard that advertises my workshop 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Death'. I am very excited to show you because this marks the beginning of my journey into self-employment and the continuation of living my life passionately!
As you have gathered from the rest of my website, there are plenty of descriptors about the workshops and my business and why I am doing what I am doing...but this postcard cover...well, it's simply awesome!!! It really highlights what the workshop is about. Fully living in the moment, running in the sun with a stream of balloons trailing behind you...
Today's topic is about beginning the journey, not the destination, because the destination is something we can't control in many ways. We may think we've got the end in mind but factors beyond our control often take us in directions we could never have planned, sometimes for the better, too!
I do this with beginnings...I begin with the end in mind, which means that when I get to the end of my life, whenever that is, I want to look back and think 'yep, big tick mark in the box called Ava's life.' In this way I can imagine that it will be easier to let go of my mortal coil and move onto the next experience, whatever it may be, or not be. I like that beyond death is ultimately unknown, the great mystery we really have no idea of its certainty. Despite accounts of near-death-experiences, ghosts, clairvoyance, and the like, until it happens to me I really can't say what it will be like. For me that means a complete release into surrender and I believe it will be a good thing...providing I live my life fully and passionately while I still have life in me!
Focusing on this life with this body is all I really have and so I'm quite determined to make it an adventure full of ups and downs, successes and failures, achievements and mistakes and everything in between!
I want to know that at the end I did everything I could do with the best of my ability at the time.
I have often imagined what my funeral will be like, what people will say, who will be there, the setting...everything. If the life I am living now is not, in some way, leading me to this imagined ending then I adjust who I am, what I do, and how I impact those around me. I really won't know how living my life in this way will truly impact the end of my life. My guess is that because I will have lived fully and passionately I will be more able to let go. I will have told all in my life that I care about them and love them which will enable them to let me go when the time comes. I will coach them in this process, not just at the end, but throughout my life. I feel this journey has already begun and I am exceptionally inspired by it.
I feel like I've found out the secret to living a life I love...by accepting my own mortality!
The latest updates:
1. I've joined Twitter!!! You can follow me by clicking here -> @AvaReyerson
2. The next workshop date is on the calendar: December 16, 2012...why not end the year with a bang and a purpose!
'Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life'
~ Dr. Wayne Dyer
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