That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet – Emily Dickinson
I just finished a fantastic fictional inspirational book by Robin Sharma – The Saint, The Surfer & The CEO. These 3 characters as described in the title become unlikely but invaluable teachers who help to answer the questions:
- Did I live wisely?
- Did I love well?
- Did I serve greatly?
As we aspire to grow, our less than ideal traits can be precious treasures that offer gateways into higher versions of the people we currently are. What you don’t own about yourself, owns you and so your current reality is nothing more than a reflection of the lessons you most need to learn. R. Sharma makes this easier to accept by asking you to imagine that everyone is enlightened but you and is teaching you patience, wisdom and compassion.Knowledge is the start of personal excellence so close your integrity gap by being true to self.
The waste of life lies in the love we have not given. Learn to follow the flow of life by living from your heart and not your head. Don’t pass your treasure in the quest for some rare and perfect tomorrow. Who looks outside dreams, who looks inside awakens – Carl Jung. To make the gifts of your heart more available to to yourself, follow your bliss – Keep knocking and the joy inside will eventually open up to you as the more love you give yourself the more you have available for others.
If not now then when? We have 99 reasons for failure but not a single excuse. Live by more inspired standards as you seek out ways to add value and enrich the lives of others. Focus on being more not making more and rather than pray for fewer problems, ask for greater wisdom. Make meaning, not money as success lies not just in reaching our goals but through personal transformation.
Thomas Campbell says that to live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die. What legacy are you going to leave.