What Message Does Your Life Give?
It’s said that when a reporter asked Gandhi what his message to the Indian people was he replied, “My life is my message.” Isn’t that true for all of us it’s not what we say as much as how we live that people remember. So, the question I pose to you is, “what message does your life give?”
In the book, The Wizard of Us, Jean Houston wonders if you ever asked the question, “Why in all of human history am I here now?” The answer she says is you are needed more than ever. We each bring our “perspectives, gifts, experiences, skills and abilities.” We have been called and we are answering the call.
If you are looking to make some changes in your life here are a few questions you may wish to contemplate, or journal on, or meditate on:
Are you leaving a legacy that will live on after you are gone? What do you value? Are you doing what you came here to do? Is there a cause you wish to work with?
Robert Fulghum writes humorously about a series of questions that he calls great mother questions, questions that our mothers ask when we are little that a child really can’t answer. However, when we are adults these questions change into “great life questions” that are “profound” and “questions of accountability.”
Here they are: “What on earth have you done?” “What in the name of God are you doing?” “What will you think of next?” And lastly, “Who do you think you are?”
Our life is what we make it. It’s our story for the world. Why not seek greatness? Ernest Holmes reminds us, “You are an eternal being on the pathway of endless unfoldment, never less but always more yourself. Life is not static. It is forever dynamic, forever creating, not something done and finished, but something alive, awake, and aware. There is something within you that sings the song of eternity. Listen to it. There is an eternal springtime of your soul. Always rising but never setting is the sun of your destiny.”
Posted on February 11, 2014, in Inspirational and tagged changes, Gandhi, great life questions, Inspirational, Jean Houston, leaving a legacy, motivation, Spiritual, spirituality. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.