Your opportunity to win an I-pad – and make a full-power start to the year. Challenge Seven – Pure Desire
What would you do if you had just seven days to live?
This is challenge number seven in the Knowledge Source Power Challenge – your opportunity to set a cracking start to the year and win some great prizes.
We’re almost there now. Over 100 people have come this far with us. Have you done it? Are you giving you practices a quick overhaul and setting yourself up for a full power year? This is where we’re at:
Challenge One: Energy
Challenge Two: Know your pain
Challenge Three: Take the reins
Challenge Four: Radical Honesty
Challenge Five: Connection
Challenge Six: Receiving
Challenge Seven: Pure Desire
Challenge Eight: LOCKED
In our last challenge we looked at receiving. Many of us just don’t know how to do it. We get uncomfortable. We bail out. So I encouraged you to think of it as an endurance event.
So now that you’re primed to receive, the question is, what do you really want?
Do you know?
Today I want you to share with everyone your most pure, your most intimate desires.
Actually, maybe intimate isn’t exactly the right word. I’m definitely not looking for an answer like, a crackling fire, a bear skin rug, David Boon and a carton of VB.
I mean intimate in the sense that it cuts through all the layers of guff, and gets to what you – the real you – actually wants.
For a lot of people this is a difficult question to answer. Many of us don’t know what makes us happy, because we haven’t been practicing. We haven’t had the time or the resources or the self-love to do things that truly make us happy, so we don’t really know what those things might actually be.
And into that breach can step a whole lot of “inherited” desires – desires that your family or society or soft-drink companies tell you that you should have.
So today’s challenge is about getting right to the heart of our pure desires. That’s what this little exercise is about.
And so I am very sad to announce that the world is ending. Right now, there is a massive space alien dinosaur riding on the back of giant asteroid and it’s about to slam into the earth.
The earth is going to be destroyed. There’s nothing we can do about it. We all have just seven days to live.
So tell me, what are you going to do with your last seven days?
Of course you’re going to spend time with your parents and spend time with your kids and go to church to pray for our eternal souls.
But then what?
What would you do if you, and the entire human species, had just seven days to live?
That’s today’s challenge. Hit up the blog and let us know.
The reason why I like this thought experiment is that it brings you back into the moment – where your joy truly is. There’s no point making plans. There’s nothing that you ‘should’ do anymore. All you have is seven days to make the most of it.
It’s also important that the entire human race should be wiped out too. I think about this a lot.
Because so much of what we think we actually want is actually these inherited desires. They’re not really ours.
Some people will say, I like making money, or I like exercising and getting buff, or I like working on my singing voice or I like driving my kids around to footy matches.
But would you still be doing these things if there was nobody left to impress?
We all have to come back to our most intimate desires. Leave the world and everyone behind, and come back to what it is that truly makes you happy.
Once you have that list of two or three things, then ask yourself, am I doing these things enough. Right now, can I point to a time in my diary where I have scheduled time for each of these things?
If not, do it.
Life might be longer than seven days, but it’s still too short not to do be doing the things that make us truly happy.
One of the things I would do with my seven days is write. I actually enjoy it. I always have. So as a bonus, I’m going to imagine myself in this scenario, and write my last piece on earth. I’ll then share it with everyone who completes the Power Month
Challenge. I have no idea what I’m going to say yet, but I expect it will be some mix of funny, profound and poorly organised. I think you’ll like it. But as I said, it’s just a bonus for everyone who hits all eight challenges.
So that’s it. A super quick one today. Hit up the blog comments section below and let us know:
What are you going to do with our last seven days on earth?
And lets all live a little closer to our pure joy this year.
Ps – What would the last piece I write be? You’ll have to hit every challenge to find out. Do it. It will set you up for a full-power year. Promise.