“What matters in life is the intensity of life and how much you feel you are fulfilling that life—not how long you will live.”
– Dr. Kypros Nicolaides
(Watch his story on Netflix: Surgeon’s Cut, episode 1: Saving Lives Before Birth)
Dr. Kypros story on Netflix was entitled, “Saving Lives Before Birth”. The story of this remarkable and compassionate Fetal Surgeon is truly inspiring. I hope you can see it.
The doctor learned deep into his career that he had a type of blood Cancer that would kill him. But he wanted to work until his very last breath. His life’s passion was to save the lives of babies at risk in the womb. He has invented several processes and continues to invent and perform the procedures to save the lives of babies.
What a reminder to us that life is so much more than the breaths we take. It is about what takes our breath away. As we live with purpose we feel passionate! Dr. Kypros: “I lived all my life with the feeling that you must not waste time.”
Here is your vibrant tip for the week!
Living the Life you Love
If you are not already extremely passionate about something in your work or in your life, don’t delay in finding the thing(s) that truly juice you! What do you just LOVE doing? What makes you happiest? When do you get in “the zone…in flow*.” Flow is when you lose track of time and aren’t even conscious of where you are. You are totally absorbed in what you’re doing.
What were you doing in your life when you were in that flow state? What do you recall in your life that made you want to leap out of bed in the morning so you could go do it?
If you want to know more about achieving Flow States you can watch the 2004 TED Talk by the pioneering researcher of Flow below this text:
* flow state, also known colloquially as being in the zone, is the mental state in which a person performing some activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. Wikipedia