The supreme prayer of my heart is not to be learned, rich, famous, powerful, or good, but simply to be radiant. I desire to radiate health, cheerfulness, calm courage, and good will. I wish to live without hate, whim, jealousy, envy, fear. I wish to be simple, honest, frank, natural, clean in mind and clean in body, unaffected, as ready to say I do not know, if it be so, and to meet all men on an absolute equality, to face any obstacle and meet every difficulty unabashed and unafraid. I wish others to live their lives, too – up to their highest, fullest, and best. To that end I pray that I may never meddle, interfere, dictate, give advice that is not wanted, or assist when my services are not needed. If I can help people, I’ll do it by giving them a chance to help themselves; and if I can uplift or inspire, let it be by example, inference, and suggestion, rather than by injunction and dictation. That is to say, I desire to be radiant – to radiate life.”
“Living in peace has transformative power!”
― Germany Kent
“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
“You don’t HAVE a Life. You ARE Life!” Eckhart Tolle
The Espirational theme for this month is A LIfe Well Lived. Please join me this month as we explore what it means to live well.
When many people think of a life well lived they think of a destination, where they will have acquired possessions, fame, accomplishments, power and money. I like to think of it more in terms of the journey and how we travel through this life.
What is most important to you, what you do or who you are? We live in a world where we are all about doing, accomplishing and acquiring. Life becomes so much about jobs, money, degrees, awards and possessions that we can forget who we are. When we forget who we are it is easy to get lost.
This world needs you. Your job needs you. Your family needs you. You were created in all your unique splendor for a purpose only you can fulfill.
When we focus on being the expression of the Divine that we are the doing will fall into place. As we walk in light, love, peace and joy we will discover what is ours to do in this world. We will begin to live a life of service to others.
Next time you find yourself overwhelmed by a frenzy of doing ask yourself these three things:
- Is this necessary?
- Does this serve my higher good and that of the world?
- Is this mine to do?
A life well lived isn’t about achieving or earning. A life well lived is being who you are and then doing what is yours to do to serve others.
We live in perilous times. We all need to show up. Not to run around doing a bunch of senseless things till we are exhausted. We all need to show up as the light that we are, and radiate that light of God out into the world.