Learn to Live

My work is of human nature.
Real life is all I know.
Don't ever confuse the two,  your life and your work.
You will walk out of  your work place this afternoon with only one thing that no one else has.
There will be hundreds of people out there with your same degree; there will be thousands of people doing what you want to do for a living.
But you will be the only person alive who has sole custody of your life.
Your life, your entire life. Not just your life at your work desk, or your life on a bus, or in a car, or at the computer. Not just the life of your mind, but the life of your Heart, Soul & Spirit.
People don't talk about the soul & spirit very much anymore. It's so much easier to write a resume than to craft a soul & spirit. But a resume is a cold comfort on a winter night, or when you're sad, or broke, or lonely, or when you've gotten back the job test results and you feel they're not so good.
I have tried never to let my profession stand in the way of being a good human. I am not the centre of the universe. I show up to people, I listen, I try to laugh.
I am a good friend to my friends, and they to me. Without them, there would be nothing to say to you today, because I would be a cardboard cut out. But I call them on the phone, and I meet them for lunch. I would be rotten or at best mediocre, if those other things were not true. You cannot be really first rate at your work if your work is all you are.
So here's what I wanted to tell you today: Get a life. A real life, not a manic pursuit of the next promotion, the bigger pay check, the larger house
Do you think you'd care so very much about those things if you blew an aneurysm one afternoon, or found a lump in your chest? Get a life in which you notice the smell of salt water pushing itself on a breeze over Seaside Heights, a life in which you stop and watch how a red tailed hawk circles over the water or the way a baby crawla with concentration when she tries to pick up a Cheerio with her thumb and first finger. Get a life in which you are not alone. Find people you love, and who love you. And remember that love is not leisure, it is work. Pick up the phone. Send an e-mail. Write a letter
Get a life in which you are generous. And realize that life is the best thing ever, and that you have no business taking it for granted. Care so deeply about its goodness that you want to spread it around. Take money you would have spent on beers and give it to charity. Work in a soup kitchen. Be a big brother or sister.
All of you want to do well. But if you do not do good too, then doing well will never be enough.
It is so easy to waste our lives, our days, our hours, and our minutes. It is so easy to take for granted the colour of our kids' eyes, the way the melody in a symphony rises and falls and disappears and rises again.
It is so easy to exist instead of to live. I learned to live many years ago. I learned to love the journey, and the ultimate destination. I learned that it is not a dress rehearsal and that today, and more specifically ‘now’ is the only guarantee you get.
I learned to look at all the good in the world and try to give some of it back because I believed in it, completely and utterly. And I tried to do that, in part, by telling others what I had learned.
Consider the lilies of the field. Look at the fuzz on a baby's ear. Read in the backyard with the sun on your face. Learn to be happy. And think of life as a terminal illness, because if you do, you will live it with joy and passion as it ought to be lived.
Life is short and enjoys it to the fullest with thanks to GOD who gave it.
And Finally, After the Journey on this Earth, Where You will be?
Have you ever thought?
Many people think, It is all over HERE.

Please read the link:
God Bless You and Peace Be With You
(This Blog is partly adapted)


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Remi said...

I am soo confused with problems at work. I was searching for a friends words who will tell me certain things, like what to do in my situation and what not to do, You blog tells me all. Thank you !