Most people say on their death bed that their biggest regrets aren’t what they did, but what they didn’t do. it’s the things they didn’t do rather than the things they did that I’ve always lived a fairly adventurous life doing the things I wanted to do, but this past year I said, “yikes, there are things I’m not doing,” and I realized to die like that would be my biggest nightmare. Wayne Dyer always said, “don’t die with your music still in you.”
I believe a huge answer to the world’s problems is for all those people who would otherwise be full of regret in their last hour to be doing the things that they are truly called to in life rather than being ruled by fear, self doubt, and limited thinking. Imagine how much more joy, freedom and creative solutions to the issues we face as a planet there would be if everyone was really offering the gifts of their soul. But that often requires facing and shedding those fearful, doubtful, unfocused places inside of ourselves, which can be uncomfortable, and even downright painful… but not as painful as dying with regret!
I have found that the way to deal with fear is to stop trying to distract ourselves from it, feel it and make friends with it, knowing that our fears are often showing us where the juiciness of our life is. Do that THING you’re scared to do and that your mind is trying to talk you out of, but would make you come alive if you did it. If you’re in that position right now, I support you cause I know that place all too well. No matter how overwhelmingly huge or underwhelmingly insignificant it may seem, stop believing your lists of excuses. Feel the fear and love yourself through it. DON’T DIE WITH YOUR MUSIC STILL IN YOU, let it play for the healing and delight of the entire Universe.