I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches. ~Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Once upon a time I thought life was about who had a bigger house, sportier car, higher paying job…
Then, I decided life surely had to be about who loved deeper, lived harder, gave more, fell softer, and learned quicker.
Sounds more accurate, but is it really true?
Now, I’ve learned, life isn’t about WHO. It’s not about comparing yourself with others.
Life is about YOU. Measure against your own capabilities and desires.
Are you living and loving enough? Are your senses awakened?
Life is not only about knowing others. It’s about knowing you.
A serious question I ask myself is “Am I living the message I want to send the world?” This helps me define not only who I am but what I want to be. It brings my values and priorities to the surface. Am I living what I believe? If I am, then I know I am on the right path for me.
When I set my intention for the day to giving rather than getting, I am satisfied when my day is done. But better yet, when I set my intention on being rather than doing I find I accomplish both.
What I have been has brought me into who I am now and this will shape me into who I will become. The same holds true for you. I love that we are ever learning and becoming…and that is the true purpose of life.
The depth and breadth of my living comes down to the capabilities of my heart…where is it leading me? It comes down to the fine line between holding on and letting go, the ability to find success in the midst of failure…only to realize there is no failure, only lessons learned.
They say life is what you make of it. I find it to be true. In being, that is my life. Who can assess the accomplishments of one life by the standards of another? My journey is not yours; nor is yours mine.
Where is your focus? Time, energy, talent…is your life more about what you use or what you waste?
I ran across this the other day, and it continues to speak to me. “Just keep coming home to yourself. You are the one you’ve been waiting for.” ~Byron Katie
I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. ~Joseph Campbell