In his great book Happier, Tal Ben-Shahar tells us that we have all the wisdom we will ever need—as evidenced by individuals who undergo a traumatic life experience and then radically transform their lives.
He gives us a fun, powerful way to access our innate wisdom. Here’s my take on it.
Let’s imagine that NASA (or, more likely Elon Musk and his team), has invented a time traveling machine. (YES!!)
This machine can magically take you into the future where you can meet the 110-year-old version of you.
Let’s hop in. Close the door. Get comfortable. (Please keep your hands and body parts inside the time traveling vehicle at all times.)
Imagine the 110-year-old version of you standing in front of you. Radiating a grace and beauty and love and wisdom and presence that makes your heart open.
Ask them to share the most important lesson they’ve learned and give you a little perspective on your current life and its challenges and opportunities.
What do they say?
That’s Today’s +1.