What If… I Had Only One Day Left?


It is interesting what thoughts lead to the next one and the next one, and how they take you to solutions or insights you would never expect them to tell from the first thought. Lately, I was helping someone move into a new apartment. They moved into our closer neighborhood. While I was driving to that apartment, I was thinking of how the area had changed only within the past 5 years. Many things came to my mind that changed in general during that time, and my thoughts went 20, 30 years back. I began to think of what my life impacted, what pushed me, what directed me, what guided me, and what I myself moved (with or without the influence from outside). Even though I often think that I got stuck when emotions are surfacing which I thought I had worked out when actually, I was only successfully pushing them back.

During the past months, certain heavy fears about the future developed. It is not a kind of negative assumption but inevitable development. The question is not “if” but “when”. Although I am fully aware that it does not make sense to worry about them because I only dim the joy of the current moment, they had such power over me. The reason is that the object behind is so meaningful to me. However, while thinking back on my life, I began to think of the meaningful things in life, the highlights, the things, happenings, or consequences that felt like the biggest blessings. I realized that most of them emerged from deep disappointments, sadness, broken hearts, and isolation. I knew it, but in that very moment, I understood it more than ever: Life always goes on, not even the hardest times are meant to last, everything is in motion and will slip into (a new) order again, and there is a solution for every problem. All of a sudden, I noticed that all those fears were gone. They were simply gone. And even as I type this, my eyes fill with tears again, because I feel such a relief that I have wished for so long. A feeling of complete peace and faith. I could finally let go. It simply happened even without a painful experience to go through. And it happened within only seconds. I am in awe.


Then this thought came to my mind: What if I knew that I was only given one day? What would I do? It was clear to me: I would simply absorb life in every possible way and with full awareness. I would not spend a single thought of resentment but would forgive happily. I would not make my ego smile, but everyone around me. I would step over my comfort zone and say what my heart wants to share. Would I do something crazy to check it off my bucket list? Maybe not. Maybe I would just do what I always do but with this higher awareness that broke through.

Probably I won’t have the pre-information. Maybe it was a good idea to develop this attitude right away… just in case…

In Love and Light

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So good to be reading your words of wisdom again Erika.. I have so missed not being here. Your words a timely reminder to all who read… Life is always on a fine thread, swinging in the wind, until we see how each of those fragile threads once we take a firm grasp of them, learning how to weave them, we see we are no longer aimlessly blowing in the wind. But united and with purpose we can form the Warp and Weft… The foundation of the strength of love that runs through all things.
And once we grasp that… Letting go of all fear… We see unfolding before us a beautiful pattern of creation as we weave together..
I have often thought upon this subject… Which is why each day is a precious gift… And when we learn to live each day as if it were our last.. Holding love of self, sharing love with others, and being in gratitude for each moment in time we experience..
Then fear floats and melts away…
And as you say so well…
We are left with those feelings of Peace, and a feeling we cannot put into mere words..

Thank you dearest Erika… for sharing your thoughts and your heart… I think as the sun is shinning through my window this day… As I watch the birds from my garden…. I would just be as content if this were my final day here…. For my heart could not be fuller or more grateful for the journey I have travelled on this road here on Earth..

Much love my dear friend…. Love Sue ❤ ❤ ❤ 🙏💖💖💖

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Believe me, Sue, I did miss your insightful and thoughtful comments of wisdom! Thank you for taking so much time to read and leave this inspiring comment.
I think most people need to experience something specifically challenging, shattering, or they need quite some years to look back and see the many little challenges which become a string into the present. That way they realize what life means and it can happen instantly. Letting go of everything that doesn’t support the new perspective of “meaningful”.
I love the quote that says: Live evey day as if it was your first and your last one.” I think that way we would experience life to the fullest! Standing in awe for the wonders to discover and at the same time treasuring everything that is and simply following our hearts.
Again, thank you very much, Sue, and much love to you too, dear friend 💖💖💖

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