There are times in life when you can just tell that you're "in the zone" or on the right path. You're feeling good, you're doing well and all is right with the world. You are certain that this is the life you were meant to be living right here, right now. In my experience, these moments are fleeting. So the question is... how do we keep that state going?
I read about a very Zen approach to life once. I believe it was in a magazine I read on a flight. The contents of the article at the time seemed simple yet profound: spend a week saying yes to every opportunity that came your way. Yes, I'll join you for lunch today. Yes, I'll try that new Iced Mocha Half-Caf Grande Frappuccino. Yes, I'd like to try snorkeling. Yes, I'll take on that new project.
Hollywood types clearly read the same airline magazines I do, as by now you know 2008's Yes Man demonstrated the life-changing possibilities of this experiment. Jim Carrey's experience may have been dramatic... but don't you think saying yes for a week in your own life could yield some interesting results?
What if you indeed agreed to any and every invitation that was extended? (Barring, of course, invites for rides in suspicious white vans from strangers). Would your life change? Would your calendar be more full? Would you start to realize all of the resistance you put up from those around you? I suspect that if you would try this with me for one week you would indeed discover there's a different life experience out there waiting for you.
Life is calling... will you pick up and say hello? I urge you to pick up and see what she has to offer!