If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...
Live vibrantly. Now. As quick as you can! Our existence on this planet is for but an instant – the strike of a match, a quick burn, and then it’s extinguished never ever to be reproduced in exactly the same way again.
For the brief moment that is your mortal life and you have a choice: The flame that is your spirit can spark a blazing fire, giving light to the world, heat to the people, and spread wildly into something vast and eternal. Or, it can swiftly fade and fizzle out, back to the nothingness from where it came.
The beauty of life is that it’s designed to be entirely our choice. For its part, the Universe doesn’t care and leaves it completely and utterly up to us. No pressure, no expectations. You’re provided a blank canvas on which you can choose to paint. Or not.
As you consider your potential in this life, the truth is that you already know deep inside that you have the seeds for something fantastically great. Too often we do not listen to that truth because we’ve gotten caught up in the “little things” which exist to distract us and have us fall in line with the status quo; the place where flames are sent to struggle, smolder, and die.
Only those that are willing to listen to their inner truth can begin to unleash their potential, resulting in the discovery of happiness and the seemingly luck-driven creation of the fulfilling life they deserve, and that we can all have.
Greatness is something that is inherently unique for each of us. It may mean finding a better way to help people. Maybe it’s launching a business venture that will address global challenges, or through the creation of an artistic masterpiece – a song or a painting- unite humanity by creating deep meaning for people across the globe.
The point is, without the deeper meaning associated with our drive to do something great, life quickly becomes boring. It’s through that stagnating boredom that people turn to drugs, gambling, or other false flames to get the high we all so desperately seek, when the whole time it was available free for the taking… through our very own dreams.
Consider making the commitment right now, at this very moment. It doesn’t matter how old you are, where you live, whether you have means or not. What matters is that you’re full of life, right now. Your flame is burning and wants to ignite the world.
So go ahead and get lit! Your only regret will be that you didn’t start sooner. Through that very journey you will discover your own unique greatness. And it’s at that moment you will look back and see it was the journey that counted most of all.