We made this whole thing up, this calendar thing. In the northern hemisphere, nine days after the winter solstice, we end the year and begin anew. We reflect on the past year and celebrate. We look to the coming year and dream. The beginning of each new year is an inflection point. We let go of what was and believe again in what could be.
But...what if, instead of waiting for the year to end, we shrunk down this cycle period of reflection and renewal? What if every day was a new year's day? A day to reflect on what was and set intentions about what could be? What if, rather than waiting for a year to go by for us to let go of what has been, we completed each day and let it go? What if every day, what if every hour, we started the clock over again? How might our lives change?
In 2009 Kevin "Doc" Klein read a book called A Year To Live by Stephen Levine. "This book challenged me to live as if I only had one year left on earth," reflected Doc. "As part of this mindfulness exercise, I chose my last day and lived as if I only had a year left. During this year, I took off two weeks each month for twelve months and climbed fifty mountains with fifty friends. It was truly one of the best years of my life."
At the end of that year Doc faced a life threatening illness. "I ended up in the hospital with a rare heart virus and almost died. As I lay in a hospital bed in the ICU, my heart was deciding whether to continue to pump blood to my body. I remember looking out of the window and seeing the sun and some backlit clouds and, for a moment, there was no worry about my future, only this moment that included both a struggling heart and a beautiful day. This profound experience of both living life to the fullest and near-death led me to dedicate myself to helping others experience One Amazing Year."
Like most of us affiliated with the founding of HahnX, Outward Bound has had a profound impact on Doc's life. And through his generosity we at HahnX are able to offer his program, One Amazing Year, at no cost. Doc has dedicated his life to helping people thrive and flourish. And to help them foster the qualities of founder Kurt Hahn: "an enterprising curiosity, an indefatigable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial, and above all, compassion."
Please accept this generous offer from Doc. Join us at HahnX and give yourself the gift of An Amazing Year. Doc's course--And Your 90-day Trial Membership, at no cost.
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