What does it mean "To Live" for you? When I think about life, it is easy to make it quite complicated. Getting caught in the "Life Happens" moments, a bill here, a disagreement there, a mistake that leads to guilt and self-condemnation. I recently experienced an event that caused me to literally pause and re-think this living business. My grandfather passed from a stroke and it is unfortunate that it takes something tragic to bring wisdom and understanding.
Looking at his legacy, he has12 children, 22 grandchildren, and 2 great-grand children....He started off as an English teacher and worked his way to headmaster of a primary school in the village. Though the aforementioned, lists his immediate family, this experience has brought out his "other family" - the children he taught over the years. As I reflect and find peace with this it brings me back to what I believe is a fundamental essence of life - relationships.
I understand "me" in the context of "us". Understanding the finality of life and the frailty of relationships, I therefore chose to live in intentional delicacy. Treating each encounter, every "hello" on the phone to an email with just that - intentional delicacy. Striving to be fully present in every interaction and treasuring the tendernes of the experience. I have only just begun, but what I can draw out of my grandfather's passing is that to unlock the fullness of life you have to act...Living is an action
Act upon your dreams, work at it till you create your life. Hugz to you!