Are you living? Really living?

by Jill Sockman

I am dying.

Don’t be alarmed. So are you. Hopefully not today or tomorrow, but it’s happening. We don’t understand it and can’t plan it. And I have the feeling it is going to be just as magical as how we first came to be. Our exit is the greatest mystery of this life, and I’ve been thinking about it quite a lot lately.

No, I haven’t had a horrible diagnosis or anything like that. But I am getting some pretty consistent messages through my dreams and multiple other sources that time is a-tick-tick-ticking. It’s not so much a message of imminent death, but rather the challenge — are you living? Really living? Full of gratitude and joy and wonder? Honestly, my answer is not the emphatic YES!!! I would like it to be. Which I think is precisely The Message. Thanks, Universe.  Loud & Clear.

I’m making slow improvements to the work-life balance issues I’ve dragged along through this incarnation. Read: glacial progress. But these dreams and images and articles and conversations have sparked in me a restless undercurrent, increasing the contrast on my existing-to-living spectrum. It’s sparking thoughts and awareness and change.

And so I want to ask you:  Are you living? Really living? Full of gratitude and joy and wonder? If the answer is a resounding yes, do everything in your power to keep it that way. And if not, what can you do to turn your back on existing and open yourself fully and completely to living. Time is running out. It is.

ps.  Thanks for SEVEN amazing, life-altering, community-building, heart-opening, consciousness-expanding, vibration raising, world-bettering years. All. Gratitude.