One year ago today I moved to Encinitas, California from Minnesota. Best move I ever made. After living here a year (except for a three-month visit back to Minnesota in the summer), I can’t even bear to think what my life would have been like had I stayed in Minnesota. I can’t imagine not knowing all the great people I now know. I can’t imagine never having had all the life-affirming experiences I’ve had since I’ve been here. And it’s all because I said yes to life and ventured outside of my comfort zone.
Encinitas immediately felt like home. I’m supposed to be here. Where are you supposed to be? What are you supposed to be doing? And who are you supposed to be doing it with? If you’re living in a place or working in a job or living with a person that’s not right for you, that doesn’t feel like home, what are you waiting for? There’s less sand in the top half of your hourglass than there was yesterday, and nobody knows how much sand they have left to work with.
Is it scary to make big life changes? Of course! That’s half the fun. Don’t wait one more day to start planning the best of the rest of your life. Dig deep within yourself and find the courage to live life as it was meant to be lived. Above all, live so that you never have to utter these five words as you leave this world: “I wish I would have . . .”
Life is always either a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope.
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ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.
Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.
Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.