Opportunities happen in spits and spurts for me. I spontaneously went out of town with friends two weeks in a row to two different places. My life has always been that way, an opportunity comes and away I go. In my heart I crave movement, excitement and travel.
But most of life is not like that, is it? We go to work or school day in and day out and that becomes the rhythm of life. We wake up, we eat 3 meals and in between the meals we work or sleep. Sometimes we might find a few minutes to do something we like, to spend time with friends, or to lend a helping hand.
Do you remember ever feeling like there was something not quite right about this way of life? Maybe it’s just me, my personality issues, or maybe I just have the ‘Peter Pan Syndrome’. Nah, I’m a grown up for sure, but I can’t lose that nagging feeling that the routine of life is lacking something, something important.
I loved having young children because I enjoyed showing them the wonders and beauty of life. As they grow older the demands for money become greater, not their demands, but the cost of living, supporting a family, sending them to college & helping them prepare for their future. Still, something seems a little unbalanced about this to me. What am I preparing them for? The routine of eat, work, eat, work, eat, sleep?
I’ve tried to be different. I’ve lived a life focused on nurturing my spirit, learning to love others fully, and working to better my community and the world in some way. I’ve tried to raise my kids to have integrity and values, and to live for the sake of loving life and loving others. Unfortunately, it seems like the routine of supporting ourselves and our family keeps beating us down and telling us there’s nothing else you can do, you’re just losers.
I keep fighting back though, I will never admit defeat. Call me idealistic if you will, call me naive, but I will fight for a truer way of life till I die. I envision a life where the routine doesn’t dominate, but functions as a support system for truly enjoying life and loving others, not just for me but for everyone. Every human being on the face of the planet should have the resources to live a purposeful, productive, positive and loving life.
If you’ve been blessed with financial prosperity I hope you find a way to share your success with others who struggle to know how to make ends meet. If you’re a doctor or nurse I hope you share your wealth of knowledge with those who suffer around the world. If you’re a lawyer I hope you fight for human rights and true justice for all. If you’re a religious person I hope you open your heart to all faiths for the goodness they offer. Whatever type of work you do, I hope it has meaning to you, and I hope you also find a way to contribute to making the world a better place for everyone.
Movement, excitement and even travel happens because of love. Everything good comes from truly loving others.