Lessons for life from a dying man last night moved me to the core. Diane Sawyer interviewed Randy Pausch, the author of The Last Lecture, and aired that along with interviews with his wife, family, and friends. What an absolutely amazing man. Although he was dying, Pausch was living life to the fullest and teaching everyone to make the most of their time with family and friends and to love every minute with every ounce of your being.
Interesting that they say our souls have weight. Real, actual physical, measurable weight. In the early 1900s, a Dr. Macdougall managed to weigh enough people just before they died and just afterwards to be confident in saying that statistically, a person’s soul weighs 21 grams, which is about three quarters of an ounce. (See links below for more info.) Randy Pausch’s soul has more weight, I swear. When someone can impact the world, so many people, in such a tremendous and positive way, that soul has weight. That power and ability is within all of us, well, most of us (some people just aren’t yet spiritually evolved). What Pausch does is help us tap into that for ourselves.
To watch his Last Lecture, Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams, click the link to the left. It will change your life. Or, watch here:
What are your childhood dreams? Have you done/accomplished/achieved some/any/all of them? What would you like to do right now? What steps can you take today to accomplish them? Have you seen The Last Lecture? What do you think of it? How did it impact you? If you knew your tomorrows were limited, what lessons would you pass along to your children? How would you change your tomorrow? Leave your messages here at Peacock and Paisley in the comments. If you would like some coaching to accomplish or clarify and set your goals, contact Heather at Peacock and Paisley.
PS: the love story of Randy and his wife Jai brought me to tears.
PPS: Buy the book
Footnotes on the weight of the soul: