The sun sets on another day…
Yesterday was full of passion and fire in a tremendous political conversation with a skilled debater. There are lots of things in life to debate and the subject was one of those that is forbidden in most conversations with people. We all know that sex, religion and politics are at the top of the forbidden topic list, and of course one of those was a culprit, but it was spirited, and it was eye opening.
As we look at our sunsets in life we need to consider that we are not the only ones closing in on the end of a day, and there are some people who may not have the advantages we have, and some that have more. The trick is to try to understand points of view beyond our own so we may react to them in a positive manner. It is hard to do, we are often so sure of our own point of view that we dismiss obvious truths, or not so obvious lies.
In my opinion, passion is the power that will give us the path into happiness, while despair and deceit will lead us down another path that is not so good. As we identify those things that are important in our lives it is up to us to develop or understand our passion and drive it to the wonderful things it may be, for without passion, what purpose do we have in life?
So each day when you look at what is happening in the world and feel despair pushing in on you with its cold uncaring tentacles, why not stop for a moment and think, how can I..?
I have told my employees for years, don’t tell me whats wrong if you cannot tell me how to fix it, and as I move forward in life will continue this practice. Perhaps we all need to consider when we see a wrong, a true wrong, what can we do to make it better and never ever succumb to “Nothing”, and instead take that moment and spend time, send money, maybe even just pray, but don’t just talk about it do it. Apply it to your life, change your mind, perhaps even change it just a little, but come up with something that will help. No matter what, or how small, it may just make a difference.
Remember the Starfish story:A young man is walking along the ocean and sees a beach on which thousands and thousands of starfish have washed ashore. Further along he sees an old man, walking slowly and stooping often, picking up one starfish after another and tossing each one gently into the ocean. “Why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?,” he asks. “Because the sun is up and the tide is going out and if I don’t throw them further in they will die.” “But, old man, don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it! You can’t possibly save them all, you can’t even save one-tenth of them. In fact, even if you work all day, your efforts won’t make any difference at all.” The old man listened calmly and then bent down to pick up another starfish and threw it into the sea. “It made a difference to that one.” So make a difference in your life, make a difference in all lives, and live every day for passion, and as the sun sets on another day, know that you have lived, truly lived, as a new day begins tomorrow, be happy with who you are and the future before you (after all you made it) and If you can’t be happy with it, change it! Listen to this episode here..