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
Today as I read Thurman’s words, I have two thoughts.
First, “Yes, please”. The world does need people who have come alive and who, in their doing, are alive, energized, passionate. That is a tremendously different energy than doing because we have to, we should, “they” said so. So, please go about your doing this day from a place of inner aliveness!
My second thought has nothing to do with “doing” but everything to do with being alive. Sunday, I drove two hours, west to east, from 4:00-6:00 pm.
Why am I telling you this?
Because Sunday the moon was a “Super Blood Wolf Moon”, full, appearing larger than usual at the horizon in a clear blue sky. And while I usually make phone calls (hands free) or listen to music while I drive, this day I couldn’t do anything but drive safely while being present and awed by nature. I felt held in a timeless expanse of beauty, sun setting behind me, moon rising ahead. For almost two hours, I was alive, appreciating the natural wonders of our universe.
What does it feel like to BE alive?
In what moments do you treasure your aliveness?
What prevents you from noticing?