Every once in a while there is a song that catches my attention because of the core truth it holds within the words. The lyrics for "Last Time for Everything" by Brad Paisely sparked a fire within reminding me of the importance to be present, in full acceptance and filled with gratitude for what is right now.
You see, I believe in fully living your life... consciously. That means being fully grounded, present and aware of the choices you are making that are creating your life and embracing every moment unconditionally. (By every moment I mean the good, the bad, the ugly, the mistakes...all of it as messy or as fabulous as it is.) When you live with curiosity and presence you embody appreciation for exactly what is showing up around you. With the understanding that nothing is forever, everything is always changing you have the ability to become aware of the gift that each situation, person, place has and then you have the ability to CHOOSE how you experience it. Even the messy stuff. Because nothing lasts forever. Whether we love it, hate it or are unsure about it, there is a last time for everything.
As a society, most people are so intensely focused in what needs to be fixed, what's missing, what they don't have and where they "should" be instead of where they actually ARE that they lose sight of what is and the gift it has to offer. People get swallowed up in the fear of not having or being enough so they strive to get somewhere, cling to what was or what "should" be, but miss out on enjoying the experience of living. When you are always focused on the future or the past, you're unable to fully appreciate the present and live from this space of consciousness and awareness. You miss out on the gifts it has to offer in each moment.
Have you watched the movie Click with Adam Sandler? His character wasted all his energy on overworking to get the promotion he desperately wanted eventually losing sight of what was important to him. When he was given the gift to fast forward through the parts of his life that were uncomfortable to get to the goal; the one thing he thought would solve all his problems; he actually ended up missing out on life. Never fully enjoying what was in front of him or appreciating the gift that it was.
When we approach life as if it will be the last time we will ever experience a situation, a person, a place suddenly every single thing is beautiful. It is all in Divine Order. There is no wrongness. It is all in perfect alignment.
Let me ask you, if you walked into the job you hate knowing it would be the last time you were ever there would you view it differently? What if the kiss you gave your lover that morning was the last one? Would you pause and fully appreciate the softness of their lips and that gentle smile they give you as they turn to leave or would you continue to rush through as if it will always be there. What if you knew the person you are frustrated with suddenly was no longer going to be there, would you offer forgiveness and compassion and recognize how they contributed to your life?
Truly, there is a last time for everything. Just as the song states, "Last call, last chance. Last song, last dance. Sometimes you just don't know when that's gonna be." In order to fully live our life we must recognize that and move into a state of presence. This creates full appreciation for what is currently showing up and allows you to begin to see the beautiful master design it is.
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