Robert W. Dean
Learn to live again in 2020
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” - David Thoreau
It can be tempting to live a life of what-ifs. You can live your whole life playing small and shrinking into a place of comfort and security telling yourself that you're setting up your own story and, once you have the money, once you have the right relationship, once you have the right tools, once you have enough knowledge and once, and once, and then finally, you'll begin to live, and everything before that moment doesn't really count. This is not the way to live. And we are all guilty of it. Note to self, please don't do this anymore.
So ask yourself with true honesty, are you tired of feeling like you are living some half-life that doesn't feel purposeful? I know that I am. I know that my playing small is no longer acceptable. I’ve spent far too much time hiding, running, chasing because I was scared of being seen. I've spent too much time not shining my light as brightly because I don't want to draw attention to myself. I've spent to much time not feeling good because so many other people don't feel good. No more, no more, no more! When you dim your light, you are only blending in, but when you shine your light you are giving others the permission to do the same. And we need leaders, not followers. Quit shrinking to blend in. We were not brought into this planet to sleepwalk through life. It is time to learn to live again.
The question is how right? How do I learn to live again?