PONDER on THIS for Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 by John. St.Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Contrary to what the Rolling Stones would tell you, time is not on your side. It’s moving forward every second, separating you from the past and thrusting you into the future. How you move into whatever time you have left is your choice. What you do is a direct result of who you believe yourself to be. Your voice matters in things great and small. If you allow yourself to get out of the way, the way will be shown. If you live the truth as best as you know it, the consequences will be of your choosing and not someone else’s. Being responsible for your actions is a sure way to reclaim your power. Letting go of the things you thought defined you for the opportunity to be defined by something much greater than you brings with it a sense of purpose that no material thing can match.

About 2,600 years ago, Socrates sealed his fate by telling people that “the unexamined life is not worth living.”‘ After a few mock trials and a cup of hemlock, early Greece’s version of Dr. Phil was toast because he spoke the truth, as he knew it. We all know it, but few of us actually stop long enough to take an objective view of our existence and make some sense out of the senseless moments in which we have participated. While the unexamined life is not worth living, the uncommon life is worth everything.”

John St. Augustine, in “Living an Uncommon Life”

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