Sunday, November 2, 2008

Day 1 of Soul Coaching

I want to catch up here (it's actually 1:27am Nov.3rd, officially Day 2, so I did the life assessment First thought, Best thought style (meaning, I wrote down the issue, and then wrote the first thing that came to mind).

Okay, here goes:
Health - sucks
Relationships - better
Finances - could be better
Career - rolling along nicely
Creativity - love it, can't get enough
Spiritual Fulfillment - mm.. very fulfilling

I've done that sort of exercise before (quickly writing down what comes to mind) in relation to different things, and I'm always surprised and find it right on. I'll have to sit with these particular ones for a bit to see if they are too.

What I intend for this month, and for my life is to become a "force of nature" as George Bernard Shaw describes in this, my favourite quote of the moment:

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no "brief candle" for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

1 comment:

Sacred Suzie said...

I've always loved the term, force of nature. Those types of people and characters in movies inspire me the most. Live big! And take care of yourself so you can shine long and hard. Do not go gentle into that good night my friend, but also take time to breathe. I like that kind of balance!