I signed up for #Trust30 which is an online initiative and 30-day writing challenge that encourages you to look within and trust yourself. It’s an opportunity to reflect on your Now, and to create direction for your future. There are 30 prompts in total and are chosen from inspiring thought-leaders and are created to guide you on your writing journey.
Oh yes, I signed up because it WILL be a challenge for me to write for 30 days consecutively, but it’s a challenge I want to accomplish so here it goes!
We are afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and afraid of each other. Our age yields no great and perfect persons. â€“ Ralph Waldo Emerson
You just discovered you have fifteen minutes to live.
1. Set a timer for fifteen minutes.
2. Write the story that has to be written.
(Author: Gwen Bell)
I walked out of the door, knowing now that I have 15 minutes left to live. Talk about life flashing before your eyes. Where would I go? What would I do in those 15 minutes? I know the answer…..just BE.
I walk outside to find the most perfect patch of grass under the most gorgeous tree. The birds are singing and the squirrels are playing and the chipmunks are dashing around like little scavenger hunters.
I sit down, Indian style, rest my hands on my knees, close my eyes and take a deep belly breath. I am here, I am sound, I am the wind, I am the grass, I am the clouds, I am the birds, I am the squirrels, I am the chipmunks, I am the air, I am the tree, I am the leaves, I am the bark, I am the roots, I am the dirt, I am the flowers…….I am……..I am……….I AM.
I breathe and notice the rise and fall of my belly. I feel the cool air enter my nostrils and feel the warm air exit as I exhale out the breath.
I feel my body firmly grounded onto the earth, the coolness of the grass (I am the coolness), the gentle breeze on my cheeks (I am the breeze).
I feel the connection of my hands to my knees. I feel the warmth my hands give to my knees and my knees receive this warmth with openness.
I have trust in Life. I have trust in Truth. I have trust in my Neighbor. I AM Trust.
I know I have less than 8 minutes left to live. I feel the knot in my stomach arise as I think this thought. I just feel the knot. I let it be. I provide space for the knot to BE. I AM the knot.
I hear a bird sing a beautiful song. It fills my ears and heart with warmth and tenderness. I AM warmth and tenderness.
I feel a mosquito bite my leg. I feel the sting. I feel the itch. I AM the mosquito. I AM the sting.
As I sit and breathe, I know that what is REAL does not die. I know that there is no birth and there is no death. The essence of each one of us lives on and never dies.
I sit and breathe……..inhale…..enjoy…….exhale……..repeat. I AM the inhale. I AM the joy. I AM the exhale.
I just sit and breathe and BE. How simple it is to just BE. I allowed myself time to BE in my life, but I feel like I could have allowed the human ‘being’ to BE more, rather than have the human being DO more. I am a human ‘being’, not a human ‘doing’.
I sit and breathe. I notice, with less then 2 minutes left to live, that death is not scary because there is no death.
I feel the light in my heart grow brighter and brighter. I look down and see my physical form starting to dissolve…..my feet dissolve, my legs, my torso, my hands, my arms, my neck……and as my head starts to dissolve, I look up and I smile into the big, blue sky above………….and know that all is ok as I enter the new door, a portal, that has just opened………..