Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The World is Waiting

"Don't just go through life, grow through life. Don't just be good, be good for something and someone. Goodness heightens beauty. Become who you are, who you were meant to be. Seek out knowledge and experience, the more we see,the more we are capable of seeing. The more we do, the more we are capable of doing.

If you want chance, begin it. If you want love, give it. If you want hope, embody it. Start immediately and do it flamboyantly. Once you've begun, don't turn back. Change and growth can be painful and challenging at times, but as Lauren Bond said, "Every flower has to go through a lot of dirt."

Life is about choices, growth and taking chances. It is about pushing through and moving forward. It is about loving courageously and not holding back. It is about finding a brighter, better way. You owe it to yourself and to the world to make the most out of the stuff that's in you.

Bloom into your incredibly, gloriously, brilliantly beautiful self. The world is waiting. "

I'll admit, I wish I had written this. I borrowed it out of a book my sister had on her coffee table. Though I didn't write it, it spoke into words, feelings I had hiding deep inside of myself. The world is full of sadness, and mediocrity (the condition of being mediocre). This is LIFE! It must be lived to the full, for the health of ourselves and our fellow kind.

I don't believe in a world of confusion and chaos. Though both are present, I believe in an order created by love, a love greater then we allow ourselves to experience most days. It certainly cannot be felt through our actions of pride or blowing our own horn. This love is not present when we demand our own way or when we keep track of all the times that some has offended us or irritated us. There is no trace of this love when we find satisfaction in someone else shortcoming or in their failures, nor is it found when injustice is present. This ordering around love is very foreign to our own self-furthering desires. It is also very absent when we look at the governments around our world, none order themselves around this kind of policy. No wonder our world is full of people only willing to go halfway in life. I believe "half" is easy to live because it only includes ME. A full life would be one that includes the "other" within their life. Does this make sense?

IF we dared to live beyond ourselves, we may get hurt. We might bleed, weep or be misunderstood. But, we might feel. We may experience deep compassion, great joy and even this unexplainable love. "A love that never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance."
The world is waiting.

-I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. Mother Teresa

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