Sometimes the new life is hiding behind a tiny moment.

Behind just one thought. 

If you could look inside your mind you would see two words connecting the old chapter with the new one.

These words can be missed completely if we are not paying attention to our inner experience.

It is almost like a lottery win.

Rare. Unexpected.

Invisible to the naked eye and inaudible to our ears.

But then how could we hear it or see it?

How can we find something that is not seen or heard?

Well, let me show you.

Imagine you are going about your day, and wondering the same things, thinking the same thoughts.

And just like that, a question pops up and it starts with the words… what if

Just… what if? 

When this happens, complete the sentence and answer the question.

When you answer it, add, and then what? 

And then, what would happen if I did this? 

Keep going.

Don’t stop the trail of the thread.

That is how you jump from one chapter to the next.

How you change your life.

I was on a road trip from Austin to Los Angeles last week and in between Albuquerque and Sedona the what if question popped in while I was thinking about something and I stayed with it.

I answered it.

All the way until it became a decision which I acted upon.

What if you did the same thing.

Answered your what ifs? 

Then, the what would happen if you did this?

If you dared yourself, with the answer.

We take life so seriously.

We agonize over big decisions.

We wait.

We let time pass by these words, unanswered.

When I finished the answering of my what if, I stopped at a rest area where a jewelry shop was magically there, in the middle of the desert.

I walked in and bought a beautiful cross to signify the moment of the answering.

You can never let your brain forget the seeing, the hearing of the unseen, and the unheard.

May you listen in, find your what if, answer the question and make it a memorable experience.

Will you dare?

With many what ifs, and a few… then whats,


P.S. I hope you find your way to this week’s podcast with one of the greatest teachers I have ever met. Listen here.

Christina Rasmussen is the creator and founder of The Life Reentry Institute, Second Firsts, and Star Letters, and the host of the Dear Life Podcast. Christina is on a crusade to help millions of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the power of their own minds. Christina’s work has been featured on ABC News, NPR, The White House Blog, and She is the bestselling author of Second Firsts: Live, Laugh, and Love Again, which has also been translated in Chinese and German and just released her second book Where Did You Go on expanding the mind in ways that allows co-creation with the forces of the universe. She is also writing her first work of fiction: a science fiction story about a woman on a quest to start over and begin a new life. You can find more information on her website and follow her on FB or Twitter.

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