Cyber Monday Special--Get a Life!
“Our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic self-hood, whether or not it conforms to some image of who we ought to be. As we do so, we will not only find the joy that every human being seeks--we will also find our path of authentic service in the world.” ~ Parker J. Palmer ~
Life is a process not a product
You cannot purchase a happy life. There are no “Cyber Monday” shortcuts to a better life. Though lives are experienced differently, the value of a life is the same: priceless. When we don’t understand the high cost that was paid to purchase our lives, we often settle for much less by laying our dreams aside to live somebody else’s notion of “what a life should be,” and in the transaction, give up our very souls.
Life is more about who you become along the way than where you came from. Life is more about who you are than who you are with. It is about responding from a place of peace rather than reacting from a stance of anger. It is about making choices from a place of internal freedom rather than feeling obligated to live in boxes constructed by others.
Life is not about running through the rat race as fast as you can to make it to the other side. The rat race is a maze with no end—the only way to “make it to the other side” is to walk through the doorway of death. When you stand there in the air, somewhere between this life and the next, what will you feel about the life you lived as you watch it flash before your eyes?
Life is a divine lesson in purpose. Embrace life with all its processes and the reward will be that you shall become who you were always meant to be. And when you watch your life replay from the perspective of eternity you will be able to say “I was me.” It is the process with its highs and lows and experiences of joy and pain that will unmask your true identity. Do you know who you are? Your life is speaking—slow down to listen to what it is saying.