Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:
ARE YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO BE?
If you are not where you want to be, now is the time to figure out where you want to go and how you’re going to get there. But there is no point making plans until you know what you want. And to know what you want, you have to examine your priorities.
One of the exercises I give the participants at my Self Discovery Weekends is to ask: “If you had only five days to live, what would you do in those five days?” The way you answer tells you much about what your real values and priorities are.
Ask yourself that question now. Don’t be surprised if your last five days won’t be given to your job or painting the house (which perhaps you may have done faithfully every weekend recently). Chances are, you’ll choose to do what really matters to you, what you really love, what is really you. Chances are, you’ll choose to be with your family or certain friends in a special way. Or perhaps you might choose solitude, experiencing nature’s beauty in a private way. Or dancing. Or playing music. Answer for yourself, and then ask, “With every day that you do have now, how much time do you give to these things?” (After all, you really don’t know if you’re living your last five days right now!)