Thursday, May 20, 2004

Life Worth Living

A couple of months ago I was in the bookstore thumbing through introductions trying to find something when I came across this sentence, a sentence that just keeps coming back to me in one way or another. "Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Seems in the last couple of years this sentence has been coming right at me through the people I meet, my thoughts, and now even the books I read. I know this sentence could change my life. Suddenly my life up till this point makes sense in a way that kind of makes my stomach turn a little. Why you ask? Well I'm realizing I've been living a script written for me by someone else. I'm not going to go in great detail on this, maybe later. Made short it seems most of my life I have been asking the world to tell me what to do with myself. But the so called scripts they handed me I simply could not bring myself to play for to long. Hope this doesn't sound negative, but in a world of posers, they can't do anything but tell you to pose yourself. Somethings calling for me to come on out of ME. Life worth living that's what I'm looking for. I've been talking about beginnings and endings lately, someone sent me something the other day and since I'm a writer I enjoyed it, they said don't think of it as a beginning or ending, just another chapter in your life. I liked that.

 

What would a life worth living look like for you?

7 comments:

barbpinion said...

I think we hear what God wants us to hear (when we are ready to hear it). Like you I spent my entire life letting others decide how my life should go. You have so much to offer people, the world, and yourself. Every time I read one of your entries I find myself  wondering where you might me in your life down the way. Why? Because the search you speak of revealed itself in what you have been writing. You have been existing and are now ready to discover the sheer joy of living, of being alive. When I realized how little I had to say about my life I took a different approach. I start out each day seeing my life as a blank piece of paper. Only two people can really fill it out the way it needs to be filled out in order for me to be happy. God and ME.  Every day you wake up your life is truly blank.Nothing has been entered into the moments of that day yet. I am eagerly looking forward to your entries. I'm looking forward to reading about all the wondrous things you do with life and with  yourself. I wil be waiting to see how YOU fill out the next pages, and chapters of your life. Take care and have a great day. Your friend. *Barb*

deveil said...

Barb, I love your view also, each day is a new day and we can choose how we live each one, thanks so much for your words, I always feel blessed when I read them.  Blessing back to you also.

Derek

onestrangecat said...

That is a great quote.  Do you remember who wrote it?

Kathy

deveil said...

Harold Thurman Whitman

eynl said...

Every life is worth living....if you let yourself live and enjoy simple things put in front of you....or complex things that go astray....life has a way of working out, just let it and be in every moment.  
Carol

gbgoglo said...

I want my life to have meaning again and worth living.  God only knows I have plenty to be grateful and thankful for...beginning with this entry.  I feel so empty and dead inside...happens from time to time.  I keep on waiting for the Gentleman upstairs.  God love you and keep you.   gloria

lamove04 said...

I try to live my life by the philosophy you talk about. But it's hard: because for me that has led me to be a very poor person who tries to be creative in the world. I know in my heart this is the right way to live, but I get tired of being poor!  --Albert