One of my favorite quotes says:
“Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
― Howard Thurman, The Living Wisdom of Howard Thurman: A Visionary for Our Time
When you stop to think about your life — this ONE remarkable life you've been given — how are you choosing to spend it?
Do you feel fully alive?
If not, what controls your next move?
Is someone other than you calling your shots? Is most of your time spent on things you "have no choice" about?
Are you overwhelmed with responsibilities that have piled up and keep you running from pillar to post? Are you always struggling to put out fires, and feeling like you're barely able to keep your head above water?
Do you drag yourself through the day, drop into bed exhausted, scrape together a few hours of sleep, only to haul yourself back up and start it all over again?
Has it been this way for a while? Has a "while" been longer than you care to admit?
Did you wake up one day and realize months bled into years, which became decades or longer, and it all slipped through your fingers in a snap? And this dream you've held dear in your heart is fading in the distance, with no clear path to reach it?
Does it feel like life, circumstances or someone other than you, has you on a breathless treadmill and you need a break?
Do you have a deep, unsettling notion that life is more than this?
You've come to the right place, Dear One. I've been there. I know what this feels like.
It's time to slow down, catch your breath and pause. To stop the flurry of activity, all the wheel-spinning, and focus on reconnecting with your intuition. Whatever you choose to call this guide (God, Divine Guide, Being, Knowledge, Guardian Angel, etc.) it's the part of you that remembers what matters most, that is at peace and fulfilled in this very moment, and can guide you to your fullest life.
This is the part of you that remembers who you are, before the world told you who to be, to paraphrase Glennon Doyle, in her book "Untamed."
A fuller life is what you've been called to, Dear One.
Are you doing something that makes you come alive?
My hope is that if you haven't yet, or if you did at one time but lost your way, you may take steps towards finding your fullest life now. Time is of the essence.
If not now, then when?
May you live fully alive and awake, before life passes you by.