Are You Living in the Dash?
Are you living in the dash?
What does that even mean ... to live in the dash?
Last week as part of a challenge in my leadership group, we were asked to go to a Cemetery and experience the dash. You know, that space in between life and death ... We have a birth date, and we have an expiration date, but it's the dash in between that defines how we lived ... In the video below I'm sharing with you my experience in the Cemetery, when I became the dash.
How will you live YOUR Dash? GO HERE and let me know… It’s time to Become YOUR fullest possibility. Let’s DO Life all the way… LIFE IS NOW!
AND here is a special poem that drives this experience home. The last line, "...would you be proud of the things they say about how you lived your dash?"
the poem by Linda Ellis
I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning… to the end.
He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time they spent alive on earth and now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own, the cars… the house… the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.
So think about this long and hard; are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left that still can be rearranged.
To be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile… remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.
So when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash, would you be proud of the things they say about how you lived your dash?
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