My life is a complete success because I live in a state of completion with all my friends and family. I say all the important things I need to say, and do all the important things I need to do. As I go through life, there’s nothing significant I have unsaid or undone. (pg 23)
Five Wishes by Gay Hendricks is the kind of book you can read in an afternoon. My copy is a gift edition with a cover like parchment. I like that.
I will tell you that it has the potential to change your life. Note: I’m realizing that while I say this fairly often, it is also true fairly often. The thing is, a book that changes your life may not change another’s. You have to pick-and-choose, vet the choices, try them on for size and decide which one fits YOU.
Our story begins with Gay Hendricks (Hendricks Institute) attending a party, running into someone he’d never met before and having a simple conversation. Certainly, this has happened to all of us at one time or another? During the conversation, he is asked a question, which is nothing short of an “Ah-ha!” moment.
In the days, weeks, months and years that follow, that question is the catalyst for change.
Five Wishes details what he did to not only answer the question for himself but expand and refine the process, which he shares with us. Lucky, lucky us!!
My life is a success because I write about what is sacred to me. (pg. 25)
By now you might have surmised that “My life is a success because…” figures into the equation? It does. But not without asking yourself the base question first… and I’m not gonna tell you what it is. Don’t hate me! I want you to get the book!
Hendricks might have talked to Ed, the fellow at the party, and scrambled away in a hurry to leave, or let what he said go in one ear and out the other. Who knows? How many lessons with the potential to change have you missed because you weren’t really paying attention?
Ever since I read The Celestine Prophecy I have been watchful for sychonistic moments. This is not to say I catch them all. I’m human, after all. But I can pinpoint the last time it happened! I ended up interviewing someone I didn’t even know for this blog! I am serious when I say, my radar for information “I need to know” is strong. Sometimes, I have no idea why I need to know it, I just know to pay attention!
Back to my quote, above: My life is a success because I write about what is sacred to me. (pg. 25)
I do, you know. I know you know. I know, too.
This blog is filled with all manner of sacred things, thoughts, people, dreams and yes, even my fears and foibles. If you get nothing else from this space, get this: Treat everything with the respect and care it deserves. Even the ickies. It’s all a part of who you are and who we all are.
The world is a scary place sometimes – and in my opinion, NOW feels pretty scary, indeed.
If everyone treated themselves and others like sacred beings on a sacred journey, it would feel incredible, I think. Too religious-sounding for you? Then, just… be kind.
This book spawned a website and of course Hendricks has gone on to write more and be more than just the “5 Wishes Guy”. If you’re interested, visit his websites here. >>>