A few days ago I pondered “why am I here?” Today, it’s your turn. Why are you here? Are you living your life, your dreams, your hopes? If not, why? Jobs, finances, family responsibilities, social commitments, civic duties? Self-doubt maybe?
“Heck, Larry, I couldn’t do what I want or dream about. That would be too selfish.”
I understand what you are saying. The kids need me to guide them through the teenaged years. The boss cannot get along without me today. The government will go to hell in a hand basket if I don’t keep on top of things. My community will lose its appeal and attraction unless I attend and contribute to its civic meetings. And Lord knows my spouse cannot get along without me. I am so necessary in every thing – except my own life.
Here’s some advice from an old codger who’s been around the block a few times. Live your life as if you are important, follow your dreams, develop your creative skills, love yourself like no other could love you. And guess what? Your world will swoon in your presence, people will gravitate to you because “you have it all together”, your face will radiate with the joy happening within. You will finally be the you which the Lord of your life intended. Simple to understand, but difficult to practice. This is not narcissism; rather it is pursuing the enlightened existence for which we were created.
“This above all: to thine own self be true. And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” SHAKESPEARE