Posted by: rmckinno1 | May 8, 2009

Is Life “Living You”? Or are you “Living Life”?

I went off by myself on a motorcycle trip this last week and had a few days to think about life in general. As I was traveling and enjoying the mountains, I got to thinking about all the things that I have going on in my life.

The hardest thing I had to do was “slow down”. I wanted to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible even though I had no agenda, no schedule and no one to have to “come into agreement” with about what to do next.

Isn’t that just the way “life” is? We have so much to do! And even if all of it (or most of it, anyway) is “good stuff”, we are always in such a hurry to get all the stuff done.

Ballgames, dance practice, church, meetings, work, mowing the grass, playing golf, spending time with the family, throwing the ball with David, writing my book, reading the bible, praying,  . . . .need I go on?

So this is the question: Are all the things in “life” ruling you? Are they pushing you hard to the point that you rush through life to get all the stuff done?

Or are you “living life” – enjoying each day for what it affords you and cherishing the moments as they come?

I’ve purposed that I will no longer be ruled over by life. But that I will, instead, live life to its fullest. Smell the roses. Feel the wind in my face. Actually notice the beauty of a sunset, the smell of the rain, etc.

How about you?


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