I could easily summarize the feeling in a few words – piece of mind – but that would just be too easy wouldn’t it.
The feeling that still sneaks up on me is that you have been in so many meetings at work that it somehow have infiltrated your body and mind’s clock – this despite that I don’t have any meetings because I don’t work anymore it still haunts me but it’s getting rarer and rarer.
We don’t set the alarm either anymore which is just another wonderful thing we are blessed with.
I would advise anyone to just stop what you are doing and get a birds eye view on where you are in your life and where you are heading.
Being a human at least for now I can promise you that you will die sometimes in the future- if that moment is tomorrow, in 40 years or the next hour – there is no way of knowing that. What you can do is to live your life as you want if you just let the “normal” life be a norm then you will work more than live – and you know when someone says after a death – “he had a good life” – what they should say “he had a good work” because that is what probably took most of his time in this world.
I am not a religious person at all but some of the Thai Buddhism makes sense – one of the things I like most is live here and now not in yesterday nor tomorrow- your life is now anything else will you make you loose focus of now and what’s actually called life.
I had colleagues that said you doing the right thing I wish I could do that too but I can’t… that’s a very lame excuse for saying I am afraid of the unknown.