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What would you do if money was no object?

This little gem was doing the social network rounds last year and I often come back to it when I need some clarity – I consider it to be one of the most inspiring pieces that I’ve been fortunate enough to have come my way. Alan Watts (1915-1972) a British born philosopher, writer and speaker authored many books including “The Way of Zen” and “Psychotherapy East and West”. He became a leading interpreter of Eastern philosophy for the West. In this short clip he considers the question “what would you do if money was no object?”


Now, I know it’s not feasible to assume we can all up and leave the daily grind to go off and do what we like whenever we like, however we can take small steps to making time for the things that we like doing. But we really shouldn’t have to make the effort to do the stuff we like, wouldn’t we just do it?

Seems not. We’re becoming so time pressured that doing the things that make us happy seem to have slipped off the radar. So take a moment to recall the things that give you joy – being in nature, going for a run, seeing a show, spending time with family and friends – whatever it is, and schedule it in, because if you wait for when things are not so busy/you have the time, the likelihood is it’ll never happen. Make it happen. Go on, do it now.

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