Jack and I were talking about an opportunity that came his way several years ago, one that was fun, exciting, profitable, and totally engrossing. We can both easily remember those feelings of working on the project, first him alone, and then us together. During the conversation I said, “That was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” This statement led to a sigh on both of our parts, until we caught it.
To think that there will never be another______, implies that the best has already come and gone, and everything will pale in comparison from here on in. Saying that something was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, insures that it will be. It is a statement that closes off an expansive future…just a little. That particular opportunity will not come again, but something with the same feeling quality is what I want to stay open to.
It is my intention to experience full connection, meaningful, rich relationships, work, and play for the entire time that I am alive. Remembering the feelings when things were really great, and then saying as my prayer, “Thank you for the incredible experience of _______I am looking forward to feeling this again”, opens doors for more.