In view of the failed prophecy that the world would end on May 21, 2011, I thought this would be appropriate.
Sit back and relax. Clear your mind. Breathe deeply. Now imagine the following:
Imagine that today is the last day you will be here on Earth. Believe for just a moment that, when the sun sets this evening, you will be here no longer. Fix this firmly in your mind. Now, simply ask each question and consider the answer carefully:
What would you do today?
Where might you go, in these last few hours?
Who would you like to be there with you?
What would you say, and to whom would you say it?
What would you try to accomplish in this single day you have left?
What amends would you make if you could?
What would you like to leave behind?
Really think about this deeply. You might find that the answers provided here conflict with the goals you have been striving towards day after day. If so, be aware that the goals you imagine here are your real goals.
Wake up and think clearly. You are perhaps puttiing your happiness in the future. It will not be found there. It is only right now, this minute. So many of us look forward to the time in the future when things will be different that we forget to live right now. Our lives pass us by as we sit waiting. Such a waste, never to have lived waiting on a time that will never come. This is insanity beyond comprehension. Right now, this moment, stand up and do something that will allow you to appreciate your life as it is right now.
Eliminate from your thinking now all ideas and past or present situations that have caused you to believe you need to settle for anything less than what you desire. Do what you can for the future, but then let the result go.
Now each morning, ask yourself the above questions again, before you start off chasing all those silly ego goals you hold. You will find your day, your life transformed. You will experience peace and joy not in some future time but in this very moment.