“It’s been my experience that people who love being alive differ from those who think that somehow life is a burden because of one main ingredient – purpose. People who know why they are here like being here. People who have no idea what the heck is going on feel like they are in prison. You get-out-of-jail free card is to stop running on the treadmill and get quiet. Most of humanity’s problems come from our unwillingness to sit alone in a room for more than five minutes and listen for the “still, small voice.” For me it took walking to Chicago and back to Michigan to “get it.” For you, it might just be sitting in your car in the parking lot – without the radio blasting – and simply being quiet.
And consider that you might already be living your purpose and not even know it. We are always presented with choices in life. If we choose with love and respect for ourselves and those around us, the sun shines a bit brighter. If we choose from a place of lack, fear, or pain, it gets pretty dark. The world seems to be a place in need of a few more floodlights, and if you are not too busy, you might consider shining your inner light just a little brighter. You never know how far it will go or who will need it. On behalf of the rest of humanity, we would really appreciate it.”
John St. Augustine, in “Living an Uncommon Life”
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