"Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself." - George Bernard Shaw (shown in photo)
I used to be a passive recipient of life, relationships, and activities. Although it sounds miserable to me now, it didn't feel that way then . . . in fact I was a rather happy child. There must have been something very safe in living that way. I made sure to say and do the right things so that I would be well liked.
Somewhere along the way, though . . . I realized that the cost of hiding was no longer worth the safety of always being likable. Living outside of ourselves is its own type of misery. And if you've ever had a peak experience, where life is completely whole, you'll know that living our lives from the inside out is worth the struggle.
As a result, I've spent a good portion of the past 20+ years engineering my life. What exactly am I engineering? In remaining committed to following my inner voice/the Holy Spirit, I carve out a world experience that holds truth and beauty as always possible. The fruit of my labor is that I enjoy authentic relationships with my family, friends, and community.
How do I achieve this?
- I fight for optimal health so that I feel my best
- I figure out the most useful ways to serve others because I like myself most when I'm helping others succeed
How about yourself?
- Do you have talents that the world would benefit from you sharing?
- Are you hiding yourself from the world?
- Would you consider the possibility of making some small changes to make space for that truer part of you?
Find something that's gnawing at you, and make a change that brings you closer to who you actually want to be. No matter how small, anything that creates alignment in your life will benefit you. And if you are happier, odds are high that those around you will also benefit from your new strength and brightened light.