“We’re all gonna die. We don’t get much say over how or when. But we do get to decide how we’re gonna live. So do it. Decide. Is this the life you wanna live? Is this the person you wanna love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out, and decide.”
Good advice, right? Sounds like something you might hear from a trusted friend who can see you’re on the fence about what to do next. Or from a parent. Or your life coach. Interestingly, I heard this while watching the season 10 premier of Grey’s Anatomy. It struck me. Simple truth has that power. And to hear it on mainstream TV? I wonder who else heard it? I wonder if they whispered a soft “no” to themselves in answer to the ‘life you wanna live’ question? Or a resounding “yes!”?
Are you living the life you want to live?
I have to admit, I’m in the soft “no” camp. With firm footing in the resounding “yes” territory. A pretty messed up conflict on first glance. Not so complicated when I look deeper. When I get down to the basic truth of my existence, it’s really clear where I’m kickin’ it and where I’m not. I have some places where I could definitely kick it harder. I can see where I am making progress. I can see where I am making excuses. This kind of clarity is so fucking priceless. It’s clear direction of the most honest kind. From my TV. Coincidence? I don’t believe in those. Just another everyday miracle. A little one. One sent along to keep my ass on track. A gift from the gods of Present and Moment. They are everywhere, these miracles, if only you decide to see them. And I want to be a decider. It helps me be just a little less clueless than I would be otherwise.
Deciding is the deal.
So what about you?
“Is this the life you wanna live? Is this the person you wanna love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out, and decide.”
Quoted from Richard Webber - ‘Seal Our Fate’ (Season 10, Episode 1 – Grey’s Anatomy)